The newest hottest trend for directors is self-reflection. Roma, Belfast, and Armageddon Time are recent examples of filmmakers looking at their past and deeming it worthy of the filmgoing audience. Steven Spielberg is up next with The Fabelmans, an overly-long but watchable film that is surprisingly messy for one of cinema’s cleanest filmmakers.
Sweetly conceived, Ryan White’s documentary Good Night Oppy is a loving ode to the personification of technology. It might not tread any new ground, but the film can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.
The latest episode of The Film Critic & The Common Man is live! On this episode, we cover the 1967 prison classic Cool Hand Luke.
There are plenty of things to like about Maria Schrader’s She Said, but one of the most impressive things is the relationships of the main characters. So many heavy, important things happen in the film, the marriages of Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) gets lost in the shuffle. It’s so rare, it’s almost revolutionary. It shouldn’t be ignored
Inventive and magical, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is an animated classic for a reason. Filled with beautiful imagery and resonating themes, the film’s reputation as one of the best animated films of all time is well founded.
Hyper-competent, captivating, but occasionally heavy-handed, Maria Schrader’s She Said sheds light on the sheer amount of effort and journalistic diligence it took to bring the crimes of Harvey Weinstein to light.
Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All is a high-concept film that combines the horrors of cannibalism with the tenderness of a coming-of-age love story. An exceptional Taylor Russell tries her best to make it all work.
The latest episode of The Film Critic & The Common Man is live! On this episode, we cover Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder whodunit Knives Out
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.