There was also an emphasis on intersectionality and deeply personal filmmaking.
by Andrea Thompson | Mar 14, 2019
Carol Danvers isn’t “Just a Girl”: she’s a tough, multifaceted woman.
by Leah Pickett | Mar 8, 2019
Dreams are crucial components in these five films reviewed in capsule form in the Reader archives.
by Ben Sachs | Mar 5, 2019
The simple, lean narrative and the starkness of its setting lend a mythic quality to this moving contemporary drama about finding redemption and a meaningful life.
One of the only horror films I’d describe as cute, the 2017 Blumhouse hit Happy Death Day was a slight but engaging riff on Groundhog Day, following a college student doomed to relive the day of her murder until she figures out the identity of her masked killer.
Set in 1974, when New York City verged on bankruptcy and its neighborhoods were unraveling, director Barry Jenkins's luminous adaptation of James Baldwin's novel finds beauty and hope amid the decay and desperation in Harlem and Greenwich Village.
Crime, Drama, Romance
Anyone—woman or man—who weds for money, position, or power is highly mercenary.
This awe-inspiring National Geographic documentary is as much a celebration of U.S. parks and wilderness as it is a record of one of the most audacious feats in the history of mountaineering: Alex Honnold's 2017 ascent of Yosemite's 3,000-foot-high El Capitan without ropes or backup in under four hours.
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With a nod to this week’s Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, capsules from the archives about avant-garde cinema
by Ben Sachs on March 19, 2019 at 6:00AM
These five capsules celebrate the often overlooked work of women directors.
by Ben Sachs on March 12, 2019 at 6:00AM
The monthlong fest provides plenty of opportunities for discovery.
by Kathleen Sachs on March 5, 2019 at 6:00AM
Nadine Labaki’s drama is almost too much realism to bear.
by Andrea Gronvall on March 1, 2019 at 6:00AM
Simon Phoenix is brought back as an assassin and gets conscripted into becoming a catalyst for chaos. That’s the blackest story they could have written.
by Princess McDowell on February 27, 2019 at 1:00PM