Laura Poitras profiles photographer and activist Nan Goldin, whose incisive body of work probes the tender underbelly of metropolitan society, finding in it the titular beauty and bloodshed.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Glass Onion introduces us to the eclectic cast of characters with a puzzling invitation. And I mean that literally.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Pick your fairy tale and you’ll find a reference, with astonishingly fun, creative action sequences in an animation style that owes more to anime than CGI.
What’s old becomes new again
Rather than make a list of my favorite new films of the year, I’ve made a list of my favorite repertory screenings of 2022.
It’s been said that bad books make good movies.
Something From Tiffany’s
It is pretty predictable, even if guessing what comes next in a movie isn’t your strong suit, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Something From Tiffany’s is a cozy, comforting holiday watch.
Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
As long as you don’t think too long about some of the implications of what flashes past your eyeballs, this is a film to be dazzled by and lost in.
A Chicagoland Christmas
It’s anyone’s guess as to why so many movies think “Chicago” in the same breath as “Santa,” but it’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing down, particularly as streamers, niche cable networks, and (shudder) Candace Cameron Bure have doubled down on making Christmas content.
Steven Spielberg’s 33rd feature film is a marvel coming-of-age story and one of his most personal.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Lady Chatterley’s Lover may not have the power to shock that it once did, but in Clermont-Tonnerre’s hands it retains both romantic and social resonance.
Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter
One doesn’t have to be a restaurant industry insider to enjoy director Rebecca Halpern’s documentary Love, Charlie.
Everyone is delightfully lost in a softly Lovecraftian Osmosis Jones labyrinth with climate change overtones and lovely faceless critters everywhere, trying to pantomime meaning to these stumbling humans.