illustration by Brianna AshbyMovies in 2014 were a disappointment to me. Guardians of the Galaxy, Gone Girl,and Maleficent all showed up in fussy packaging that seemed empty inside; visually impressive but in the end, unfulfilling. Muppets Most Wanted and The Grand Budapest Hotel were fun but unsurprising, nothing I hadn’t seen before. Even my girl... Read More
Silence and sentiment. Emotion and fear. The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty. —The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013) When Christopher Nolan mapped the future of film earlier this year, he thought of format and presentation, new technologies and special features, but he said little about the types of films we’d cherish,... Read More