Stereotyped and overlooked upon its release, Lena takes another look at Craig Brewer’s sweaty, sexy slab of southern swamp pulp, ‘Black Snake Moan’.
G Clark examines the beauty in Russian director Larisa Shepitko’s ‘The Ascent’—the best film directed by a woman and one of the greatest films of all time.
In the aftermath of a… surprising 2017 Oscar ceremony, we look at and rank every film honored just by being nominees.
The Official Film Misery Live Blog for the 89th Academy Awards. G Clark give you winners, predictions, and his inimitable wit and insight!
An overview of what the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards *should* have been if the Academy had a lick of sense about them.
MUBI reveals three documentaries about that most mysterious of extant countries: North Korea. G Clark examines each one in this mini movie marathon.
‘Crossing the Line’ examines the phenomenon of people defecting *to* North Korea, via the fascinating character of ex-US Army colonel James Dresnok.
Daniel Gordon’s ‘A State of Mind’ follows two girls as they prepare for the North Korean Mass Games—and delves deeply into the North Korean psyche.
‘The Red Chapel’ follows three Danish comedians as they attempt to subvert North Korea’s unstoppable propaganda machine. It does not go as they expect…
Morten Tyldum’s ‘Passengers’ dramatises a fascinating moral dilemma. Better than you might think, it eventually succumbs to some dull Hollywood conventions.
G Clark guides you through the twelve 2017 releases you should be drooling over in this personal list of his most anticipated upcoming films.
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.