G Clark discusses Taiwanese director Edward Yang’s masterwork ‘A Brighter Summer Day,’ now out on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.
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HBO’s fascinating new series ‘The Night Of’ continues the network’s showcase of top acting, writing, and directing talent—enough to rival any movie.
I’m Not Scared, an Italian coming-of-age story currently streaming on Mubi, is a tense, brilliant, sophisticated thriller.
The latest animated Batman film from DC Comics, The Killing Joke, is a faithful adaptation of the graphic novel. That doesn’t make it a good movie.
G Clark watched Magic Mike XXL, purely by accident, and noticed some pretty interesting things, which may also be interesting to you…
With so many people strapped for time nowadays, making time for movies gets harder. Here are some great short films you can watch in about an hour or less.
G Clark examines ‘Coriolanus,’ the directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes—and discusses how great cinematic Shakespeare translations occur.
G Clark shares his thoughts on ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the first of the neo-Star Trek flicks to, you know, actually feel like Star Trek.
SPL 2: A Time for Consequences, released in the US as ‘Kill Zone 2,’ is a quintessential Hong Kong action film, with stunning fight sequences.
G Clark reviews the new animated film ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ which seeks to answer the question: ‘What do our furry friends do when we’re not home?’
G Clark walks through who he would vote for, were he lucky enough to have an Academy Awards ballot.
You’re busy. Your time is valuable. G Clark tells you which 2015 films are worth your consideration.
At this point in time, you’re either on board with Terrence Malick, or have jumped ship long ago. Knight of Cups is unlikely to win over any new converts—but to the choir, it’s another fervent hymn.
First off, this isn’t a review of No Escape. One review won’t correct the film’s Metascore and I’m not going to try.¹ If I were going to review the film, however, I’d probably call it the most exciting, nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller you’ll see all year. (The Weinstein Company is free to use that blurb-ready quote if […]
G Clark’s Top Ten: 2013 was a pretty meh year for films, so the cream rose to the top fairly easily.
G Clark discusses recent viewings of ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Pearl Harbor,’ and ‘Happy Together’ in this week’s Quick Takes.
This week’s Quick Takes feature G Clark’s hyper-intelligent musings on Apatow’s latest flick, an undervalued Altman, and an overlooked silent classic.
A slow, restrained journey, Cristian Mungiu’s ‘Beyond the Hills’ builds to an intense but philosophical conclusion, contrasting religious life with a secular worldview.
Erik Carlson’s ‘Transatlantic Coffee’ is indie cinema with a European flair, avoiding tiresome mumblecore twee.
G Clark finally saw enough good films in 2012 to flesh out a top ten!