Damien Chazelle's First Man reminds us that we are imperfect human beings, and that the path we follow is often rockier than the surface of the moon.
I have watched The Memory of Justice dozens of times, devoting countless hours to taking notes and rewinding key moments and sleeping and dreaming and eating and waking, all while inundated—saturated, really—by my own memories of justice.
Almost Famous is both a criticism of and a love letter to an industry where people are pretending to be something they’re not, trying to escape reality and searching for something real, running away from some small version of themselves.
Offering respite from an adult perspective without denying it, Studio Ghibli films often invite viewers into exalted states of innocence.
If Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover is Brechtian, then The Pillow Book is a painting by Rothko, dependent on its many layers to communicate the meaning of its abstract imagery.
John Ford's The Searchers wants to do more than construct the American community. It wants to show what it costs to be left outside of that community, and what it costs to be a part of it, too.
While Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely is interested in its characters quirky dynamics and arrested developments, the film is moreso about the destabilizing force of contact.
On stars, myths, violence, selective nostalgia, and Slow West.
Leave No Trace never lets us forget that we all depend on something outside of ourselves.
Repo Man is like a piece of bubblegum with a shard of glass in it, the sort of deranged prank that draws blood.
Ad Astra is a film deeply attuned to a heritage among the stars.
It’s only through confronting the reality of death that the four girls at the heart of Now and Then are able to move forward from childhood to adulthood.