If the filmmakers are going to delve into the Jazz Fest vaults, how is it possible to show only a few seconds of Professor Longhair and nothing of James Booker, the Meters, the Neville Brothers? Not good.
Again and again, we are taken in The Will to See to places where regular reporters never venture, and certainly not filmgoers.
Considering his loopy career and also his bumpy off-screen life, Nicolas Cage seems neither ashamed nor apologetic about how it’s all gone down.
The result of critics polled for their Ten Favorite Fiction Features Directed by Women — with the choices of Arts Fuse reviewers.
Eric Neudel and Alison Gilkey found a tremendous subject for a documentary, and have told his tale with urgency and compassion.
Is it possible that adventurous readers have a better feel for the virtues of this zany, demanding satire than fuddy-duddy critics?
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is fairly entertaining, fairly decent, but that’s about it.
Bergman Island is a curious, intelligent film that suffers from a disappointing breakdown.
Is what we see real or in the spirit world? Whatever, I cheer on filmmaker David Lowery’s luminous time-traveling. Pure cinema poetry.
The results of a Facebook contest for the Best of American Film Noir, 1940-1959