‘The Phantom Menace’ could have been a great prologue. But its inconsistent approach results in fundamental missteps.
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A classic review of Kurosawa’s ‘High and Low,’ plus reviews of ‘American Made’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Return of the Jedi has become a warning for movies wishing to age well.
A lengthy deep-dive into Stalker, arguably the greatest film of Andrei Tarkovsky.
The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ villain is guilty of betrayal, murder and worse. But there’s one aspect of his villainy that often goes unexplored.
reviews of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ and the Safdie brothers’ ‘Good Time.’
‘Star Wars’ is loaded with spectacular moments and mind-blowing special effects. But your eyes aren’t what draw you into the universe.
An eighties double-header! A Blind Spot review of the cult classic WarGames and a reconsideration of the Oscar winner Gandhi.
In the lead-up to ‘The Last Jedi,’ Introducing a collection of daily essays on each of the ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Some quick take reviews, followed by a featured discussion of Hitchcock’s silent-era classic ‘The Lodger.’
A review of the Humphrey Bogart classic ‘In a Lonely Place,’ along with a quick review of the latest ‘Game of Thrones’ season.
With our Summer Movies Recap, Quick Take reviews of Dunkirk, Valerian, A Ghost Story, and more!
A featured review of the first half of what might already be David Lynch’s magnum opus: ‘Twin Peaks: The Return.’
A Cannes 2017 recap, a revisit to the movies of last year’s fest, and a review of the 1973 Palme d’Or winner ‘Scarecrow.’
A review of John Cassavetes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and a midway report on the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
An in-depth analysis of precisely why Steven Spielberg’s 21st century masterpiece ‘AI Artificial Intelligence’ is, indeed, a masterpiece.
After reviewing the buried Netflix treasure ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore,’ a discussion on why Netflix felt the need to bury it in the first place.
An analysis of Rodney Ascher’s ‘Room 237’ makes way for a discussion on how we analyze movies in general.
Reviews of ‘Kong: Skull Island’ and ‘Logan,’ followed by a discussion on evaluating movie performances.
A focused, exhaustive look at what makes Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ tick.