Nicole Ackman

‘Boston Strangler’ review: Keira Knightley is reliably great in film that highlights important work of the female journalists rather than the serial killer they’re covering

Matt Ruskin’s Boston Strangler is not the first time the titular serial killer has appeared onscreen. The 1964 The Strangler… Read More

March 16, 2023

‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ review: A sizzling adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 1970’s-era rock band novel might be spring’s next hit album

When we read about fictional bands, we usually can only imagine what their music would sound like. But Amazon Prime’s… Read More

March 1, 2023

‘Titanic’ at 25: My heart still goes on for a masterpiece as magnificent and tragic as the ship itself

Titanic is the first film that I can remember watching. I was too young to see it during its first… Read More

February 13, 2023

‘The 1619 Project’ review: A thought-provoking presentation of Nikole Hannah Jones’s important work in a new format

As a graduate student in a Public History program, it would be impossible for me to escape knowledge of “The… Read More

February 1, 2023

Interview: Writer/director J.D. Dillard on harnessing the action and the emotion of ‘Devotion’

Devotion recounts the true story of Jesse Brown, the first African-American pilot to complete the US Navy’s flight training program… Read More

December 16, 2022

Interview: Kevin LaRosa II, aerial coordinator and lead camera pilot for ‘Devotion,’ on those high-flying sequences

While Top Gun: Maverick might be the highest-profile plane movie of the year, it’s certainly not the only one. Devotion… Read More

December 14, 2022

Interview: Dana Stevens on writing ‘The Woman King,’ researching the Agojie and John Boyega’s ideas for a sequel

The Woman King is a brilliant historical epic that brings to life the story of the Dahomey Kingdom’s Agojie warriors… Read More

November 10, 2022

Interview: Charlotte Wells and Paul Mescal on ‘Aftersun’ reactions, working with a child actor, and filming in Turkey

Sometimes a director makes their feature film debut, and the movie is so transcendent that it seems impossible that it’s… Read More

October 19, 2022

‘Rosaline’ review: Kaitlyn Dever is delightful in this cheeky take on a Shakespeare classic [B-]

Rosaline is a mysterious character in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. She’s never seen, but is mentioned often by Romeo and… Read More

October 11, 2022

‘My Father’s Dragon’ review: Cartoon Saloon’s cute coming-of-ager soars with a fantastic voice performance from Gaten Matarazzo [B+]

In a world of 3D animation and complicated concepts, My Father’s Dragon is a refreshingly simple and sweet coming-of-age story… Read More

October 8, 2022

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