Netflix’s catalogue hosts a large range of teenage romantic comedies, films usually based on archetypes who parrot dumbed-down lines about the “important” parts of high school without experiencing a lot of character growth.
Movies are projections. Yes, literally, in the sense of filmstock and screens and projectors and bulbs. But movies can also be projections of ourselves — a momentary snapshot of the internal, the introspective, the metaphysical.
Offering a delicious and aesthetically-appealing string of clips from classic Hollywood cinema and underscored by lively orchestral tunes with narration from a honey-sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, biographical documentary “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” was fun to look at and fu
As I settled into the new Netflix original drama “All the Bright Places,” directed by Brett Haley (“Hearts Beat Loud”) and adapted from (and co-written by) Jennifer Niven’s popular YA novel of the same name, it quickly seemed like it would be another mawkish romance populated by tired
Horror movies, in general, are not my favorite things in the world. I got nightmares simply from reading the synopsis of “Us,” and had I known what “Get Out” was about, I would not have agreed to see it with my friends.
Days after watching “Acasa, My Home,” I still think of a particular introductory shot with fondness. The camera focuses on a small shack in the middle of a flat plain, a rag-tag structure with peeling gray paint and wavering walls.