In dealing with the turmoil of ‘real’ life, the art of illusion found in cinemas, theaters, and museums will help us regain a sense of who we are as communal beings.
Ashley Bryan was a remarkable artist and legendary figure in Maine and New York who passed away at the beginning of February.
This is Mel Brooks’ warm and amusing love letter to his golden years in comedy.
Cry Macho is little more than nostalgia for the Old West of Hollywood.
The film catches the rhythms and vulnerabilities of real life when two worlds collide.
Watts’ relentlessly unembellished drive on dozens of classic songs, from “Satisfaction” and “Shattered” to “Connection,” is what makes them so danceable.
Despite the artificiality of Summertime’s premise, director Carlos López Estrada links the film’s episodes together via a kind of seamless magical realism: each moment smoothly leads to the next, each accelerates towards a powerful resolution.
These are not persuasive essays; rather, they are thought-provoking juxtapositions of facts, observations, and speculations — with a teleology.
“It is wonderful to see the variety, diversity, and the opportunities for Black artists to tell their stories and present themselves in ways that are not ‘traditional.'”
Survival is the primary motivation, and the film’s unrelenting series of unexpected attacks generate considerable tension.