A Hidden Life
It’s one of the year’s best and most distinctive movies, though sure to be divisive, even alienating for some viewers, in the manner of nearly…
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
A nightmare movie ruled by nightmare logic, and gorgeous from start to finish.
The most comprehensive guide imaginable for the first three Star Wars films.
A celebration of Dario Argento's masterpiece and an interview with Jessica Harper.
One of the most audacious American films from the 1960s is now available via the Criterion Collection.
Meredith Brody recaps the films she saw, of past and present, at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival.
A preview of the films playing at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival.
An article on sexy silent film classics.
A tribute to the late Jacques Rivette.
The film that Fox packaged with "Star Wars" to get theaters to play a little space opera no one had heard of was "The Other Side of Midnight." Jessica Ritchey looks back at a surefire hit that became a trivia answer.
Aging heroes won't give up the gun; Why sex scenes for over-60s are taboo; Trump's resemblance to Citizen Kane; Last films of Fritz Lang; RIP Wes Craven.
An interview with the legendary Peter Bogdanovich.
An interview with Patrick McGilligan on his books about Clint Eastwood, Orson Welles and more.
The June 2015 edition of Unloved looks at Joseph Losey's "M".
On the wealth of new books and materials about Orson Welles on his 100th birthday.
Our Far-Flung Correspondent Brings Explosive Polish 1980s Sci-Fi to NYC
A recap and guide to the most interesting Blu-rays of 2014.
Two visions of Metropolis; Movies with women in main roles make more money; Domestic violence in The Long Goodbye; An interview with Thelma Schoonmaker; Dissecting male violence and beginning a conversation that needs to be had.
We're counting down twelve great movie scenes set around Christmas. Here is the first batch, with #12 through #9.
Ian Grey visits Sherlock Holmes, and deduces why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective is perfectly suited to episode television—and endlessly re-inventable.
Lou Godfrey reflects on his memories of his mother and their movie-going.
"Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era" is a remarkable collection of reviews and essays from critic Peter Rainer. This essay on film noir and neo-noir is excerpted from the book.
Brian De Palma talks about his new film "Passion," his long career and seeing one of his most famous films, "Carrie," get a remake.
Marie writes: I've been watching a lot of old movies lately, dissatisfied in general with the poverty of imagination currently on display at local cinemas. As anyone can blow something up with CGI - it takes no skill whatsoever and imo, is the default mode of every hack working in Hollywood these days. Whereas making a funny political satire in the United States about a Russian submarine running aground on a sandbank near a small island town off the coast of New England in 1966 during the height of the Cold War - and having local townsfolk help them escape in the end via a convoy of small boats, thereby protecting them from US Navy planes until they're safely out to sea? Now that's creative and in a wonderfully subversive way....
Marie writes: The West Coast is currently experiencing a heat wave and I have no air conditioning. That said, and despite it currently being 80F inside my apartment, at least the humidity is low. Although not so low, that I don't have a fan on my desk and big glass of ice tea at the ready. My apartment thankfully faces East and thus enjoys the shade after the sun has crossed the mid-point overhead. And albeit perverse in its irony, it's because it has been so hot lately that I've been in the mood to watch the following film again and which I highly recommend to anyone with taste and a discerning eye.