‘Funny Games (1998) and (2008)’ retrospective: How Michael Haneke broke the rules in his continent-crossing examination of privilege, nihilism and violence

While both iterations of Funny Games technically ran in their first few festival circuits in 1997 and 2007, it feels… Read More

March 8, 2023

‘Titanic’ at 25: My heart still goes on for 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

From Adam to The Mayor to Glory, ranking of every Big Bad on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

The iconic Sarah Michelle Gellar is not only returning to TV screens, but is returning to the realm of monster-hunting… Read More

January 28, 2023

20 years ago ‘Chicago’ promised new era of razzle dazzle movie musicals but Hollywood had… artistic differences [Retrospective]

It remains one of the most effective stylistic gambits in cinema history: Over the course of five cuts in about… Read More

December 21, 2022

30 years later, does the ‘hoo-ah’ of Al Pacino’s Oscar win for ‘Scent of Woman’ still smell as sweet? [Retrospective]

I fell in love with Oscarwatching in the 90s - which was a magical time for me in regard to… Read More

December 21, 2022

‘Gangs of New York’ at 20: All the beauty and the bloodshed of Martin Scorsese’s 1860s New York City immigrant mobster tale still holds [Retrospective]

I can still remember walking out of the AMC theater in Framingham, Massachusetts after hearing U2’s powerful song The Hands… Read More

December 15, 2022

‘Tootsie’ at 40: Something’s telling me it might (still) be you – Retrospective

It may be the ultimate personification of the current zeitgeist, but discussion and consideration of gender roles, identification and fluidity… Read More

December 8, 2022

‘The Star’ retrospective: Bette Davis put the camp in Oscar campaign in the zenith of meta awards movies

“C’mon, Oscar,” says Bette Davis in The Star (1952), clutching one of her own golden statuettes from the 1930s. “Let’s… Read More

December 5, 2022

‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ at 30: Justice for Keanu!

Ever since its 1992 release, Francis Ford Coppola’s gonzo pop horror masterpiece Bram Stoker’s Dracula has played host to a… Read More

November 11, 2022

‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ at 60: The horror of self-obsession and how art imitated life for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford [Retrospective]

The recent drama surrounding Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling was made up less of outright battles between the film’s key… Read More

October 24, 2022

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