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Recent reviews

  • Love Streams

    Love Streams

    I've always found it difficult to talk about Cassavetes without resorting to clichés — "loves his characters", "humanist", "the messiness of life", etc. That doesn't mean that in his case there is not some truth to these ideas but that surrendering precision risks missing what is special about his filmmaking. Talking of cliché: Love Streams is a film directed by and starring a dying man as a wealthy writer and playboy whom women cannot resist, which somehow does not come…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    In Un-American Psycho, Chris Dumas's study of Brian De Palma, the author identifies a "failure motif" linking the mythology of the New Hollywood directors, particularly as chronicled in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls:

    The aesthetic practice inculcated at the Big Four film schools in the mid-to-late 1960s was predominantly influenced by a pair of (only apparently contradictory) strands of thought: first, the old-school idea that "personal" filmmakers from Europe like Bergman, Antonioni, Fellini, et al. were the model to emulate, and,…

Popular reviews

  • Zola


    Riley Keough deserves either a Nobel Prize or jail

  • TÁR


    The reputation that Todd Field has accrued in the last decade or so seems to me to be based mostly on hot air. Field acted in Eyes Wide Shut, made two well-received literary adaptations (which were Kubrick's stock-in-trade) and has been attached to a few more over the years that never came to fruition. The one that did more than anything to create an aura of genius around his name was the rumor that he was developing Blood Meridian with…