Film: Song of Faith and Devotion


How does love curdle into contempt? It doesn't happen overnight, but all of a sudden you find yourself wondering, how could such a pure emotion, one … [Read more...]

Film: Overcoming Bayness


He emerges from the large wall advertisement, grunting as he does his stomach crunches several stories off the ground. From a distance there's no … [Read more...]

Film: Kitty’s Pluck, Trawler’s Guts


You don't have to be a cat person to like The Rabbi's Cat, but it helps. This animated feature, which opened nearly two years ago in its native … [Read more...]

Film: Olé Miss


There is no magic mirror in Blancanieves, the early 20th Century silent retelling of Snow White. The only royalty in sight risks their lives for glory … [Read more...]

Film: The Roads Most Traveled


Most of what I know about the Beats came from the movies. Those intrepid young writers whose indomitable spirit of adventure took them across the … [Read more...]

Film: 12 Angry Men


Brutus' body lies in wake as fellow Romans exalt his deeds, both in the Senate and on the battlefield. The stage lights fade out and house lights fade … [Read more...]

Film: Psycho, Sexual


Let's hear it for the eccentric uncles in our life. They make family gatherings so much more bearable, a welcome shot of adrenaline to combat the … [Read more...]

Film: Remembrance of Things Past


Cinephiles who, like yours truly, aren't too familiar with the vast, decades-spanning body of work of the late Raúl Ruiz have a lot of catching up to … [Read more...]

Film: Nickelodeon Charlatan


How crazy do you have to be to take on Oz at the movies? Victor Fleming shepherded Judy Garland, an army of little people and some exquisite … [Read more...]