Greta is a slight, uninspired by-the-numbers genre film — we’ve seen this paranoia-inducing tale too often.
This is a finely-selected sampling of what some accomplished women filmmakers offered in 2018.
A B-movie par excellence, Greta’s the kind of unhinged and yet fiendishly well-calibrated genre fare that rarely gets afforded the attentions of a director as accomplished as Neil Jordan.
On an elemental level, Stanley Donen’s films epitomize what we think of when we think of the best of Hollywood cinema.
The Oscar-nominated animation shorts are a dark lot this year.
Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Talal Derki on love and hate in his homeland and the “schizophrenia” of being an Oscar nominee.
The film assembles an eclectic and impressive crew of actors, writers, directors and scholars to explore the representation of black characters and culture in (mostly) American horror cinema.
Does the movie have anything to say about our zeitgeist? Well, the very entertaining cabinet-meeting sequence shows that chamber to be a place of male posturing, humiliation, sado-masochism, duplicity, and, finally, abject sycophancy.
Albert Finney was the greatest interpreter of England’s gift to the world of contemporary theater, the Kitchen Sink Drama.
It is safe to predict that the winner in this category will be one of the entries that squares off against mortality.