Category: Movies

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Sunday Morning! “Silent Light”

On Carlos Reygadas’s strangely sincere, beautiful, and deeply spiritual movie about infidelity among the Mennonites.

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Put Away Childish Things

Many of us have stuck with childish pursuits because the adults of the past couple generations failed to properly pass the baton.

women 24

Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

The Hunt 37

Universal Pictures Should Not Cancel “The Hunt”

Is the current political climate too fragile to withstand the release of the violent satire film “The Hunt”? That’s a question best left to American consumers, not the president or his friends in the media.

hollywood 41

Jane Wick

We’ve had female Terminators and female superheroes.  Why couldn’t a woman be the next John Wick?

Scarlett Johansson 49

Rub and Tug

Sometimes enough is enough and you should step aside and let others have a swing at the pinata.  

movies 59

Actually, the Film Was Better Than These Books

“The book was better” is not something I say very often, but it is no less true: books are a different medium and what works on the page my not work on the screen and vice versa.

Kaili Blues 5

Sunday Morning! “Kaili Blues”

A few brief notes on a Dada memoir from a founder and Bi Gan’s stunning 2015 film on time, memory, and the illusory quality of past, present, and future.

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Sunday Morning! Rewatching Antonioni

He was considered a lion of European art house cinema. I consider Antonioni to be one of the great directors of emotional horror movies.

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Sunday Morning! “Us” (2019)

Jordan Peele’s recent “Us” reminds me that all great horror movies work by a sort of irrational nightmare logic. Here there be spoilers.