Peter Keough has edited a useful, insightful, and delightful new collection of short essays that explore films that appeal to adults who seek childlike glee or awe at the movies.
Are people more desperate or deluded or have my own critical faculties narrowed and deteriorated?
“Fictional movies seem more and more made from recipes. Documentaries seem a much more open, adventurous field.”
Marah Strauch’s documentary tries to fathom Carl Boenish’s motive for taking his last leap.
Not everybody loves the documentary Last Days in Vietnam. Director Rory Kennedy responds to some of the criticism.
Our demanding critics choose the best and worst films of the year.
The most unfairly maligned film of the year: Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.” The most overrated movie of the year, which gave me a mammoth headache: “American Hustle.”
Without its many steamy lesbian sex interludes tarting up what could otherwise be classified as a routine narrative, would “Blue is the Warmest Color” have garnered so many rave reviews and prizes?