Matthew Sorrento reviews the new documentary about famed writer Harlan Ellison
Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd provides a warm, period look for this movie, which is saturated with subdued color, and makes good rhetorical use of the rugged landscape.
David Lynch has a lot to answer for. Too many directors assume that by using blue light, white noise, and incomprehensible plot twists, their film will become the next Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Why do we feel blocked from our own laughter, sadness and outrage when we watch The Hoax? – This film has caught us as a society standing too close to the mirror.
The final moments of the forgotten classic The Last American Virgin are what elevate the picture from cultural curiosity to subversive brilliance.
The story of the Ballets Russes dance company is the story of the modern cult of celebrity.
Two Film Reviews by A. Mary Murphy
Criterion Collection presents journeyman director Louis Malle’s debut, a French exercise in noir.
Is it possible to make an engaging film about a bureaucrat who carries a briefcase instead of a gun? Ask second-time director Robert De Niro.
John Waters’ films have shown us the seedy, and revealed it as a mirror on ourselves.
all been there, The History Boys seem to say, no matter
where we’ve come from.
With punk today absorbed into the mainstream, can another alternative music culture appear? 1983’s Another State of Mind shows how it can be done.
Helen Mirren has the goods to be the queen – all the others merely players in her court.
What all of this adds up to is a biography of feeling, rather than fact, and a charming one at that.
Moments of keen insight are buried beneath the misguided colloquial monologue that occupies the bulk of Free Burning.