“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.
The feminine grotesque; Burn the witch; Memoirs of postmodern Orientalism; On "Death Becomes Her"; Chatting with hosts of "Black on Black Cinema" podcast.
Woody Allen on "Cafe Society"; Andrew McCarthy on directing TV; Movies about women impossible to finance; Terry Eagleton on Christianity and communism; Anna Karina on Godard.
Grieving in life and cinema; Donald Trump, baby boomer; Kitten Natividad on Roger Ebert; Your media business will not be saved; South Sudanese filmmakers revamp national image.
Meryl Streep's tragic romance; Algorithm killed Relativity Media; David Milch stays in the game; Appreciation of "Nine Lives"; Veronica Cartwright on "Alien."
Fans, fiction and representation; Emer Kinsella on a life in music; Glenn Kenny on "The Girlfriend Experience"; LAPD officer performs a rescue; Why we grieve artists we haven't met.
Karyn Kusama is not going away; Why music biopics fall flat; Pupinia Stewart is stealing my sanity; Interactive storytelling reshaping cinema; Price of "Girlfriend Experience" too high.
Brad Bischoff on "The Grasshopper"; Seismic shift in the film festival world; Relevance of "The Second Civil War"; Ta-Nehisi Coates on "Black Panther"; Ode to "Bad News Bears."
Dorothy Malone on "The Fast and the Furious"; Forgotten female action stars; Lynn True and Nelson Walker on "In Transit"; Donald Trump's abortion logic; Why Christians hate Christian movies.
Melissa Broder of @SoSadToday; Parker Posey on the boys' club of Hollywood; Legacy of Disney's Mary Blair; Symphonies of steel and stone; Karyn Kusama on "The Invitation."
Albert Brooks on "Defending Your Life"; Profile of Frank Sinatra Jr.; Comic Con on the couch; Sean J.S. Jourdan on "Teddy Boy"; Sterling Hayden's towering screen presence.