Film: Front Page

Attempting to start with a grabber, Steven Spielberg’s The Post commences in Vietnam in 1966, whereby a typewriter-bearing Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys) has come...

Film: Sunken Place

The top 10 films of 2017, in alphabetical order are: The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, The Square, Twin...

Arts: Tainted Tales

“I was 10 years old—or right around that—when I stopped believing in Santa Claus,” revealed actor Courtney Gains, taking a break from signing autographs...

Film: Heartbreak Kid

Manohla Dargis of the New York Times says: “You don’t just watch Luca Guadagnino’s movies, you swoon into them.” There was much swoonage to...

Film: Wheel on Fire

On the bright side, the new Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel has the finest cinematography, in the form of Vittorio Storaro’s gorgeously lurid display...

Talking Pictures: Clear Motivations

To Margot Robbie, Tonya Harding was a pit bull.That’s not just a metaphor. It’s how the fast-rising Australian actor (Suicide Squad, Goodbye, Christopher Robin)...

Film: Green Poetry

Remember that folk belief that you could put a book under your pillow and the learning would percolate up into your brain? Imagine what...

Film: Her Vengeance

A person can be composed of a set of perfectly good facial features and still be basically ugly, and that’s the case with Mildred...

Talking Pictures: Timeless

In mid-October, the Mill Valley Film Festival hosted an afternoon screening of the British drama Goodbye Christopher Robin. It’s the story of how author...

Film: Hellions

Last Flag Flying is the unauthorized sort-of sequel to cinema’s first great f-bomb: Richard Linklater’s serial-numbers-filed-off follow-up to 1973’s The Last Detail takes the...