G Clark finally sat down to watch Sam Peckinpah’s bloody western ‘The Wild Bunch.’ This may or may not have been a horrible mistake.
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Martin Scorsese’s new film, ‘Silence,’ will transport you to a world you’ve never seen. Dense and difficult, but immensely rewarding—The Best Film of 2016.
Ti West’s first foray out of the horror genre, ‘In a Valley of Violence,’ is a derivative western that, though well-made, may test your patience.
The second year of a new tradition: G Clark walks through who he would vote for, were he lucky enough to have an Academy Awards ballot. 2016 Edition!
‘Tanna’ is Australia’s entry for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Worthy of its nomination, it’s a beguiling window into a New World.
A listing of all 2016 Academy Award nominations—with G Clark’s characteristic droll wit and insightful commentary as icing on the cake.
In a good-but-not-great year, G Clark cuts through the BS and highlights the films that are *really* worth your time and consideration—and some that aren’t.
Theodore Melfi’s ‘Hidden Figures” is a comforting fairy tale, set in a 1960s where racism is easily identified and solved, and no one ever smokes.
The 2016 BAFTA nominations were announced this morning; here is a full list with insightful and drolly witty commentary provided by G Clark.
Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ is an uncomfortable marriage of old-school Hollywood musical and modern rom-com, though it certainly entertains.
‘Rogue One’ is exactly the movie you’d expect to get if you let a soulless corporation make a Star Wars film by committee.
‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ is a silly little horror film—but see it in the right frame of mind, and it’ll work some magic on you.
The forthcoming ‘Graduation’ is complex, thrilling, satisfying filmmaking, from one of the Romanian New Wave’s greatest talents, Cristian Mungiu.
Though ‘Fences’ is no grand cinematic experience, it provides an audience with over two hours of great actors delivering great dialogue.
Pablo Larrain’s ‘Jackie’ is a thrilling narrative and thematic arabesque; featuring Natalie Portman’s best performance, it’s a biopic for haters of biopics.
Garth Davis’s ‘Lion’ provides a cheap and easy emotional catharsis, but lacks thematic heft, despite a stellar cast and first half.
‘Toni Erdmann,’ Germany’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, is a protracted family ‘comedy’ about a father and daughter trying to reconnect.
Mel Gibson returns from exile with Hacksaw Ridge: a stirring masterpiece about how a man’s religious convictions helped him accomplish real-world miracles.
‘A Man Called Ove,’ Sweden’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, is safe and undemanding entertainment, with generic characters and plot.
Kelly Reichardt’s latest film, ‘Certain Women,’ is unfortunately something of a disappointment. Thankfully, however, it is a beautiful one.