Kantemir Balagov has the confidence to tell his story chiefly through the faces of his characters as well as their placement in the frame, thereby…
Jessica Ritchey is a writer based in the orbit between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. She credits a VHS copy of "Singin’ in the Rain" as her introduction to a love of movies. She
has written for several web outlets, and can be found watching foreign classics
in rapt silence at the AFI Silver or shouting things with the crowd at B-Fest
on Northwestern’s campus. She believes that high and low culture are illusory
barriers and that all art and storytelling is truly one big never-ending
conversation. She occasionally remembers she has a blog at Sugarbang.
Jessica Ritchey on the personal power of Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth."
Jessica Ritchey answers the Movie Love Questionnaire.
A look at John Sayles' brilliant "The Brother From Another Planet."
A look at highlights from the career of the great Peter Cushing.
How it's impossible to view The War Room in 2016 and not think of today's campaign and its ugly nature.
A tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
A look back at how this summer's best offering, Netflix's "Stranger Things," makes the failure of this season's blockbusters even more difficult to ignore.
In light of this week's "Star Trek Beyond," our writer looks back at the last cinematic journey of the original crew.
Before this summer's "The BFG," Spielberg made another personal, enchanting and overlooked film: 1989's "Always."
An appreciation for Robert Zemeckis' 1992 dark comedy "Death Becomes Her," now available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.