Here are the movies we talk about this week: High Rise, based on the J. G. Ballad novel; Francofonia, an essay film on the idea of the art museum; Tale of Tales, based on Italian fairy tales; The Nice Guys, a comic buddy cop film set in the 1970s ; and Money Monsters, a ripped-from-the-headlines social comment movie about Wall Street. Also… More
This week our trio is joined by tech chief Jordan Lewis to review such films as the trapped-in-a-course horror film Crush the Skull, the personal drama from Rob Reiner Being Charlie, the French film about filmmaking, Irma Vep, and two Czech films in the recent series, The Way Out and Gangster Ka. Also, the first… More
One of the biggest movies of the year, Captain America: Civil War, threatens to distract from everything else, but our team carries on, with reviews also of the catnap comedy Keanu, the biopic Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the New Zealand historical drama White Lies, a documentary about secondary actors in Star Wars, Elstree 1976, Jason… More
Kind of an off week, movie wise, but the team carries on, with reviews of the new action film Criminal, the biopic about the mathematicians G. H. Hardy and S. Ramanujan, The Man Who Knew Infinity, and Green Room, the horror film shot in Oregon.
This week a reduced team looks at First Monday in May, a documentary about Vogue‘s preparation of a fashion show at the Met; The Huntsman: Winter War, the prequel to last year’s Snow White knock off; Louder Than Bombs, a domestic drama along the lines of Ordinary People; Lamb, an Ethiopian film about a displaced youth; Strange Victory, a restored essay film… More
This week on a very special On the Aisle, we talk to Cathy Whims, chef, food writer, and owner of Nostrana and two other eateries, about food movies, starting with City of Gold, the new documentary about writer Jonathan Gold, and moving on to favorite food scenes, in such films as Babette’s Feast and When… More
Today the team discuss Take Me to the River, an indie tale about a family reunion, Too Late, a visually experimental Los Angeles noir, The Invitation, a thriller about a suspect dinner party, Theory of Obscurity, a documentary about The Residents, the new Jungle Book, and more.
An all-male crew discusses: Everybody Wants Some!!, the new film from Richard Linklater; Demolition, with Jake Gyllenhaal; Born to be Blue, a biopic of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker; East Side Sushi, about a woman learning the art of cooking; April and the Extraordinary World, a French animated film that appeared in the most recent PIFF; They Will Have to Kill… More
This week the team captures Kill Your Friends, about the music biz in Britain; the French import My Golden Days; Midnight Special, about a father fleeing a cult; and I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams biopic, with accompanying compare and contrast sing-off between Hank and the film’s star, Tom Hiddleston.