‘Beach Rats’ tells a familiar story in a familiar style; a strong performance from newcomer Harris Dickinson helps, but doesn’t make it soar.
Reviews of Paterson, Tikkun, and reactions to possibly the strangest Oscars telecast ever.
A review of the late William Peter Blatty’s debut film ‘The Ninth Configuration,’ along with some miscellaneous 2016 in Film lists.
Mike White’s ‘Brad’s Status” provides a wonderful Ben Stiller vehicle that will have you cringing and laughing at the same time.
Justin and G Clark discuss their top 5 picks for the best television shows of 2016.
Justin and G Clark discuss their favorite movies of 2016!
Though its style hinders emotional engagement, Aki Kaurismäki’s ‘The Other Side of Hope’ is a cutting, funny critique of Europe’s refugee crisis.
A review of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence,’ and discussion of movies and achievements unlikely to garner Oscar love,
An announcement that the Film Misery Podcast is returning to your podcast feed! A brief update on upcoming content.
Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’ is a shapeless and interminable examination of insufferable characters, and mostly torturous to sit through.
Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ has the bones of a standard-issue coming of age tale, but the meat of a great cast makes it a film worth seeing.
Vivid, intense and necessarily wrenching, ‘BPM: Beats Per Minute’ brings ACT UP’s AIDS activism to pulsating, searing life amidst death.
An adorable child’s eye romp, ‘The Florida Project’ gradually reveals heartbreaking reality that lend a devastating kick to Sean Baker’s childhood fantasy.
While we’re covering the 2017 New York Film Festival, keep an eye on our regularly updated diary of opinions and articles from the fest.
NYFF sidebar films ‘Occidental’, ‘El mar la mar’ and ‘Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?’ manifest prejudice & empathy strikingly inventive ways.
NYFF Projections doc ‘Good Luck’ and Main Slate thriller ‘Western’ both focus on the physical, political and psychological tolls of commissioned labor.
As its latest season facing viewer backlash and stakes rise for the finale, how might changing its directing team save ‘Game of Thrones’?
Two brawny, male-focused war thrillers, ‘Dunkirk’ and Fox’s ‘Apes’ finale capture an excitingly tense same-sex psychological intimacy.
A sharp, yet chaotic, black comedy, Marianna Palka’s ‘Bitch’ is more bewildering for its feminist critique than for its feebly dominant characters.
Wrenching, gorgeous and often suffocating, Andrew Dosunmu’s ‘Where is Kyra’ is a brutalizing descent into hopeless poverty.