In 2012, stand-up comedian John Mulaney joked that there could never be an all-female heist movie: “Ocean’s 11 with women wouldn’t work, because two would keep breaking off to talk shit about the other nine.”
If there was any place to start a dive into the French New Wave, any key figure to visit first, it would have to be the spearhead of the cinematic movement — the ever-prolific Francois Truffaut. Truffaut’s name is difficult to avoid wherever the history of cinema is brought up.
I arrived 20 minutes early to the Soho movieplex because I was terrified, terrified that like every other place in Manhattan, it would be unbelievably crowded. Somehow, the Tuesday 10:45 p.m. screening of “On Chesil Beach” was surprisingly unattended.
Considering the well publicized production issues that plagued “Solo” — which saw its original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The LEGO Movie”) fired due to creative differences midway through production and replaced with Ron Howard (“Rush”) shortly after — having the finished
There is a wonderful eagerness with which Sam — Andrew Garfield (“Breathe”) at a career high — accepts the miraculous nonsense of “Under the Silver Lake.” His refusal to spend more than one perfect facial reaction questioning the bombardment of bizarre is, in large part, why director David Robert
There are Trump-era movies. The sort of wink-wink-nudge-nudge, did-you-notice-that-Make-America-Great-Again-reference movie that tries too hard for its social commentary and relies too heavily on the crutch of cautionary tale. (Your “Fahrenheit 451”s and “Suburbicon”s.)
If Deadpool were to watch “Deadpool 2,” he would likely have a number of issues with it. His first might be why the film kills off the impetus for the first film’s entire plot in the first ten minutes. Another would be why a comedy movie has so many scenes devoid of comedy.
The watch list for any academic film course almost always rounds out to something like: a Chaplain comedy, some Technicolor musical, four impenetrable foreign films, two other silent-era juggernauts and Citizen Kane.