G Clark reviews Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Children Who Chase Lost Voices’—a trove of visual wonder, and a great experience for adults and older children.
Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ is an effective critique of the recent financial crisis and a good popcorn potboiler—it’s just not both at the same time.
Makoto Shinkai’s ‘5 Centimeters Per Second’ is a lovely film, rich in nostalgia, best appreciated by adults with some life experience under their belts.
‘Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend’ is the only anime rated NC-17 by the MPAA; visually inventive, it may be too much for sensitive viewers.
G Clark reviews Stephen Frears’s new film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ which says that you can achieve any dream, regardless of talent, if you’re rich enough.
G Clark reviews Michael Arias’s ‘Tekkonkinkreet’: a narratively slippery, but visually astounding animated feature with a strong emotional core.
G Clark starts the first in a series on animated films with ‘Pom Poko,’ a brilliant family film from Studio Ghibli’s other great director, Isao Takahata.
A recent Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines tells a familiar story in a beautiful, often lyrical way.
Though it won’t change anyone’s mind about the man , ‘Weiner’ provides a spellbinding insight into how a politician can be his own sad, ceaseless albatross.
G Clark eviscerates the Israeli film ‘The Man in the Wall’—a film he wasn’t going to write about, but realised it was his civic duty to steer you away from.
If you’ve seen enough movies, then chances are you’ve already seen John Carney’s new film ‘Sing Street,’ a mix of worn clichés and solid music.
Reviews of Suicide Squad and ‘Batman: The Killing Joke,’ followed by a conversation of onscreen portrayals of the Joker.
‘Steven Universe’ expands in daring and exciting directions in Season Two. What were Lena’s favorite and least favorite episodes of the season?
G Clark examines the genius of David Fincher through one of the director’s most underrated and critically undervalued works: ‘The Game.’
G Clark discusses Taiwanese director Edward Yang’s masterwork ‘A Brighter Summer Day,’ now out on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.
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.
Continuing Film Misery’s ‘Steven Universe’ marathon, Lena ranks the back half of the show’s first season.
Reviews from movies available via Criterion and MUBI: ‘A Brighter Summer Day’ (Criterion) and ‘I’m Not Scared’ (MUBI)
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.