In a tumultuous and sobering year, Lena’s Top Ten films give voice to both the ecstatic highs and devastating lows the best cinema brings out in us.
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‘Dr Strange’ is the latest movie by Marvel Studios, and this is the excerpt that lets you know that this is a review of ‘Dr Strange.’
A heart-stopping group portrait, ’20th Century Women’ is a bittersweet existential triumph, expanding coming-of-age for every generation.
Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ is an urgent, vital testament of black history; ‘Manchester by the Sea’, a devastating dramedy of grief. Our latest dispatch from New York Film Festival.
Our first dispatch from the 2016 New York Film Festival, Lena digs into the fragile and lunatic delights of Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’ and Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ ‘The Ornithologist’.
As Telluride by the Sea kicks off, Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical ‘La La Land’ casts a kaleidoscopic spell that never lets go.
G Clark uses ‘Europa Report’ to examine the ‘found footage’ technique, and explain why, so often, such films come up short.
G Clark examines the narrative structure and universal appeal of Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ the perfect family film.
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.
Reviews of Suicide Squad and ‘Batman: The Killing Joke,’ followed by a conversation of onscreen portrayals of the Joker.
G Clark examines the genius of David Fincher through one of the director’s most underrated and critically undervalued works: ‘The Game.’
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.’
G Clark shares his thoughts on ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the first of the neo-Star Trek flicks to, you know, actually feel like Star Trek.
G Clark reviews the new animated film ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ which seeks to answer the question: ‘What do our furry friends do when we’re not home?’
Former cohost Alex Carlson returns to talk about life as a movie dad, as well as a conversation about what we call “WHOOSH!” movies.
It’s the TV Misery Podcast, for those who are miserably obsessed with TV!
This episode, following reviews of awards favorites The Danish Girl and 45 Years, is a detailed examination of the phrase “Oscar Bait,”
A discussion of the noteworthy movies we saw late in 2015, as well as some talk on the 2015 movie scores that generated awards buzz.
As scattershot as could be expected, anthology film ‘Madly’ exudes a distinctly dreamy tone and sumptuous visual texture across six bewildering shorts.