The Purge: Election Year
This pseudo-political horror-thriller is an ugly provocation, one that feels especially crass in light of national tragedies like the recent shooting in Orlando.
Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. A native of North Carolina, he co-founded Raleigh’s Spectator Magazine and began writing film criticism professionally in 1978. After moving to New York in 1991, he served for a decade as chief film critic for New York Press; his writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications. He has also won three Arts Criticism awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Cheshire’s areas of special interest include Iranian film, the conversion to digital cinema and cinematic representations of the American South. He is a former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle and a member of the National Society of Film Critics.
A report from the 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival.
A review of Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies" from its NYFF premiere last night.
A NYFF report on three films: "The Witness," "Don't Blink" and "Maggie's Plan".
A report from NYFF on Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk".
A new PBS documentary offers a well-crafted history of the KKK.
A report from the 2014 Los Cabos Film Festival.
A fest dispatch on "Eden" and "Horse Money" from the New York Film Festival.
This is a dispatch about the first weekend of NYFF 2014, including Green's "La Sapienza" and Fincher's "Gone Girl".