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.
In this week’s Misery Diary, Lena looks at the stirring anxieties of social connection & displacement in ‘Looking: The Movie’ and ‘The Invitation’.
G Clark watched Magic Mike XXL, purely by accident, and noticed some pretty interesting things, which may also be interesting to you…
As several new episodes debut, Lena begins ranking the episodes of Cartoon Network’s joyously utopic animated series ‘Steven Universe’, starting with Season One.
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.
A Ralph Fiennes profile, headed with reviews of two of his most notable films: ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘The English Patient.’