A heartfelt but scattershot documentary that tries to get inside the mind of Donald Trump's America, but mainly succeeds as a snapshot of the 2016…
Glenn Kenny is the editor of A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists On 25 Years of ‘Star Wars’ (Holt, 2002) and the author of Robert De Niro: Anatomy of An Actor (Phaidon/Cahiers du Cinema, 2014). His writings on the arts have appeared in a wide variety of publications, which include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, Humanities, and others. From the mid-1990s to the magazine’s 2007 folding, he was a senior editor and the chief film critic for Premiere. There he commissioned and edited pieces by David Foster Wallace, Tony Kushner, Martin Amis, William Prochnau, and other well-regarded writers. He also wrote early features on such soon-to-be-prominent motion picture figures as Paul Thomas Anderson and Billy Bob Thornton. He currently contributes film reviews and essays to RogerEbert.com and to Vanity Fair Online, Decider, the Criterion Collection website, and other outlets. He has made numerous television and radio appearances and appears as an actor in Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience, and Preston Miller’s 2010 God’s Land. He was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has been a resident of Brooklyn since 1990; he lives in that borough with his wife.
A review of Kliph Nesteroff's book "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy."
An interview with documentary subject Armen Ra and executive producer Matt Huffman about their film, "When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin."
A Blu-ray review of "Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970."
A book review of "I Lost It At the Video Store" by Tom Roston
A final dispatch from the Venice Film Festival.
A Venice report on the latest from Charlie Kaufman & Laurie Anderson, as well as two other amazing films.
A report on the robust "Classics" section of the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
A report from Venice on "A Bigger Splash" and the restoration of Fellini's "Amarcord."
A Venice Film Festival report on new films from Drake Doremus and Alexander Sokurov.
A review of Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" from Venice.