This Old Dog

Twelve years ago, on a June gloomy day, my husband and I took a trip up north to look at the puppy from a breeder in Central California. The puppy was only seven weeks old,

NYFF 2021: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Festival Highlights

Arriving at the end of its sixth decade, the New York Film Festival exhibits the wary tentativeness of a patient waking up after a lengthy operation. Are my legs still here? My arms? Can I

David Squires on… The Sopranos prequel we really want to see

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The Green Knight

There were few subjects as popular in Middle English literature as knights and beheading, which accounts for the enduring success of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: a 14-century chivalric romance concerning the fortunes of

Chicago LIVE Again! Festival To Take Place September 24th & 25th at Navy Pier

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic cultural destination,will host Chicago LIVE Again!—a free, two-day outdoor festival to celebrate Chicago’s arts and entertainment industry as it makes its triumphant return to live stages across the city since the

Intrusion

“Intrusion” is the latest middling Netflix thriller to hit the streaming service, this one coming with the angle of being more about a marriage’s problems than a home invasion. Call it “Scenes from a Marriage

The Many Saints of Newark

It speaks to The Sopranos’ enduring reputation that even the trailer for its spin-off feature film couldn’t resist using the iconic musical cue which is seared into the brain of anyone who’s ever seen the

Midnight Mass is a thrilling tribute to Stephen King’s literary legacy

As a filmmaker, Mike Flanagan’s ambition cannot be faulted. The Haunting of Hill House, probably his greatest work to date, managed to be a scary and moving adaptation of the entire oeuvre of Shirley Jackson.

Why Johnny Guitar remains a superior subversive western

A stranger wanders into a divided community. This is the plot of George Stevens’ iconic oater Shane, as its eponymous gunfighter drifts into a local dispute and sides with the wholesome, homespun underdogs, before moving

Benediction – first-look review

Terence Davies’ eighth narrative feature begins with an elegy for fallen soldiers. As a trainload of eager young recruits depart for the Western Front, flickery black-and-white newsreel footage shows the grim fate that awaits them.

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