Though expertly acted by Michael Keaton et al., John Lee Hancock’s ‘The Founder’ is a fairly prosaic parable of the capitalist id run amok.
Josef von Sternberg’s ‘The Blue Angel’ made Marlene Dietrich an international superstar and features a great performance from Emil Jannings… but is only okay.
Merhdad’s Oskouei’s ‘Starless Dreams’ brings intimacy and morally challenging perspective to an Iranian Juvenile Detention Center for girls.
With a sweetly understated performance by Adam Driver, ‘Paterson’ is a wistful, poetic meditation by King of the Indies Jim Jarmusch—one of his best.
G Clark’s wrap-up for the wonderful Lone Wolf and Cub film series—one of the best, most consistently entertaining ever made.
The final film in the ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ series, ‘White Heaven in Hell’ finds our hero facing off against his sworn enemy in an apocalyptic finale.
‘Baby Cart in the Land of Demons,’ the fifth chapter of the Lone Wolf and Cub saga, slows down the pace to allow for some great character moments.
The fourth entry in the ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ series, ‘Baby Cart in Peril’ sees a new director shaking the style up—to varying degrees of success.
The third instalment in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, ‘Baby Cart to Hades,’ dials back the action but ramps up the suspense, making it the best entry yet.
‘Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx’ is a fantastic action picture, one of the best ever—sure to please action fans and Tarantino devotees.
‘Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance,’ the first in the series, offers a killer origin story and a parade of balletic violence.
The ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Movie Marathon kicks off with a review of ‘Shogun Assassin,’ a poetic, violent American remix of the first two films in the series.
G Clark embarks upon his most ambitious project yet: a series of Blind Spot essays focusing on the famous Lone Wolf and Cub series of samurai flicks.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.