Category: Movie talk

The Killing of Two Lovers

The third frame in an eerie succession of introductory shots in Robert Machoian’s second feature reveals a man pointing a gun at a partially clothed sleeping couple. The trembling hand wrapped around the pistol and

An oral history of Y tu mamá también

Carlos Cuarón, Writer/director: In 1997 I started directing short films I had written, and in 2000 I was going to make my first feature but the production collapsed. In hindsight I’m grateful, because I wasn’t

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Carnaval

In director Leandro Neri’s “Carnaval,” four young women in Brazil get the free trip of a lifetime, and a few life lessons along the way. After a particularly brutal break-up with her Instagram famous boyfriend,

Introducing LWLies Sixties… A decade of film art reimagined

LWLies Sixties is part of #99DaysOfDesign, from 99designs by Vistaprint. Discover more at 99designs.com The 1960s was a decade of unprecedented change – particularly in the world of film, where innovative movements such as the

Paul Raci: Master of Reality

It was a long time coming, but Paul Raci finally received his dues when Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal was unveiled at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Having grown up as the hearing child of

Jovan Adepo’s Extraordinary Everymen

Welcome to Filmographies, a column for completists. Every edition brings a working actor’s resumé into focus as we learn about what makes them so compelling. In this entry, we spotlight the filmography of Jovan Adepo. Jovan Adepo

‘All-American Murder’ Could Be the Funniest Movie You’ll Watch This Year

Vinegar Syndrome remains one of the great indie home video labels, and each month they bring forgotten genre gems and old favorites back to life on Blu-ray. Their latest releases include All-American Murder with Christopher

Cruella

Did you ever wonder how Cruella De Vil, the vampy fiend from Disney’s “101 Dalmatians,” became evil enough to want to kill puppies and skin them for fur coats? You didn’t? Ah, well—there’s a movie about

Amazon Prime’s Panic Lacks Urgency of Youth

Amazon Prime continues its pattern of high-concept teen-driven shows like the incredibly effective “The Wilds” with today’s full-season drop of “Panic,” based on the 2014 book of the same name by Lauren Oliver. With a very smart

Surge

Since early notices following its world premiere at Sundance 2020, Surge – the first feature from director Aneil Karia – has been labelled a British equivalent to Falling Down, Joel Schumacher’s 1993 thriller in which