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.
An appreciation of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “The Double Life of Veronique” on its 25th anniversary.
A piece on how Deadpool could bring back the R-rated blockbuster and when it really mattered.
Jessica Ritchey's poetic remembrance of the final months of her father's life, through the movies she saw.
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.
How the female co-stars of Arnold Schwarzenegger's hit films of the '80s helped change the genre.
Eight films to check out before Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" comes out Friday.
An appraisal of "Miracle Mile" on its Blu-ray release.
With John Boyega's star on the rise with the release of "The Force Awakens" in five months, we look back at his breakthrough in "Attack the Block" and how it feels more current than ever.
An essay on the underrated scores of late composer James Horner.
Being young, white male directors with one indie hit gets you a blockbuster like Jurassic World. Why doesn't the same hold true for female directors and directors of color?