Samsara is a luscious, visually stunning and occasionally clumsy film that rewards your patience with something to ponder.
Author Archive | Justin Jagoe
Justin has finally seen Gene Kelly’s song & dance masterpiece ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ and what a glorious feeling it is to catch up with it!
Barbara Kopple’s ‘Harlan County, USA’ pushes our Classic Docs Marathon right in to the dicey realm of advocacy filmmaking with deeply affecting results.
Justin ranks all thirteen of the $1 billion grossers from worst to best.
At times hopeful, at times sad, and occasionally frustrating in all the right ways, ‘Oslo, August 31’ is a loving, gentle portrait of a lost cause finding himself.
Our latest “Master Moments” essay defends the divisive final chapter to the Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece ‘There Will Be Blood.’
A slow week this first Tuesday of the month, but there are some older, smaller gems peppered through this week’s releases.
Brief reviews of ‘Cosmopolis,’ ‘Bernie,’ ‘Mother,’ and ‘The Queen of Versailles.’
William Friedkin’s ‘Killer Joe’ is a vile, deplorable movie. It’s also a ton of perverse, guilt-ridden fun that will put you to shame for enjoying it.
‘Compliance’ is the year’s most brutal movie-going experience by far, but those who engage the material will discover a challenging film of remarkable empathy.
As the 69th Venice Film Fest kicks into gear, we look at some of our favorite movies to win the Festival’s top prize.
The first film in our Classic Documentary Marathon teaches an early, critical lesson in film’s fuzzy distinction between narrative and reality.
This week’s releases include one movie box-set to rule them all…
Thanks to stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifanakis, ‘The Campaign’ certainly has its moments of hilarity. But as a satire, it falls disappointingly short
Brief reviews of the movies ‘Misery,’ ‘The Watch,’ ‘The Raid: Redemption’ and ‘Dark Horse.’
Americans gladly spent $7 million to express their frustrations with the President by sitting in an air conditioned room for two hours.
Come welcome Oscar Kenneth Carlson into the world!
Slim pickings again this week, but my top two choices rank easily among the best movies of the past year or so.
Brief reviews for ‘Citizen Kane,’ ‘Psycho,’ ‘Seven Samurai’ and… ‘Trishna?’
This week’s releases include a helping of several smaller gems, followed by some contemporary classics, topped off with an all-time masterpiece or two.