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Double Feature: Michael Almereyda unveils elegant sci-fi of 'Marjorie Prime' and intriguing 'Escapes' doc
You never know what Michael Almereyda, who has made everything from the vampire film 'Nadja' to Ethan Hawke’s 'Hamlet,' is going to come up with, and this summer he’s more eclectic than ever.
L.A. Burning: Justin Chon's 'Gook' revisits tensions between black and Korean communities during 1992 riots
With all the 25th-anniversary buzz about the infamous Los Angeles riots, little of the focus has been on the Korean community, geographically present at the time, which also suffered heavily.
Film Review: Once Upon a Time
Lavish is the word here, and lavish is all you really need to know.
Film Review: A Taxi Driver
That profession is the only thing this film has in common with the similarly titled Scorsese classic, but it’s a classic in its own way.
Film Review: The Only Living Boy in New York
A film for grownups in every way, this disarming romantic triangle has a rare and quite deep literacy.
Film Review: Columbus
A very impressive directorial debut from a true cinemaniac, who has previously made homages to directors he may very well be the equal of.
Film Review: 4 Days in France
How could a French sex farce fueled by Grindr be so dull and, well, unsexy?
Film Review: The Battleship Island
Although its plot could have been trimmed and more clearly focused, this rousing wartime saga is truly epic, in every sense of the word.
Film Review: From the Land of the Moon
Another French examination of l’amour fou, this one verging on risibility with its excessive devotion to the excessiveness of its heroine.
Film Review: Escapes
Michael Almereyda’s documentary portrait of a Hollywood almost-somebody vividly captures the both the seediness and very occasional stardust of a life lived adjacent to filmland success.
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