Kate Tsang Makes Magic Badass in ‘Marvelous and the Black Hole’
Interview with Kate Tsang, director of Marvelous and the Black Hole, for Thrillist.
Creating a New Familiar: Film Festivals in the COVID Era
How filmmakers and programmers are acclimating to film festivals to the pandemic era.
Denzel Washington Regains His Throne With ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
We’ve taken Denzel Washington for granted.
The French Dispatch Is a Delightful Petit Fours of Wes Anderson
Anderson makes live-action neo-baroque cartoons. He creates heightened worlds with exaggerated societies in which he immerses his characters that all belong to an aesthetic he’s honed for decades. Naturalism is employed like saffron; accentuating his screenplays’ dramatic moments. Think of The French Dispatch as a Saturday morning cartoon block. A fizzy mix of Wes Anderson tales that you’ll want to watch for hours longer than the runtime allows.
Joel Coen Crafts a Dark and Masterful Adaptation with The Tragedy of Macbeth
Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a story told in shadows. Dark figures contemplate, plot, and scurry through askew geometry and a foreboding soundtrack. They emerge from opaque horizons, obscured by smoke and dread, bound for opportunity or vengeance. In both cases, they seize what they seek.
Mia Hansen-Løve Blurs Life and Fiction with Bergman Island
For Mia Hansen-Løve, filmmaking allows her to recreate her memories—her work is the result of a conversation between fiction and life. Instead of just presenting the result, Bergman Island also offers the conversation.
Annette Is the Fascinating Child of Intriguing Auteurs
A review of Sparks and Leos Carax's post-modern musical Annette.
What We Left Unfinished Salvages History Meant to be Erased
A review of Miriam Ghani's documentary on unfinished Agfhan films from the communist era.
Never Gonna Snow Again: An Intriguing Exploration of What Money Can’t Buy
A review of Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert's intriguing exploration into Poland's new found middle-class capitalism and the emptiness it brings.
Freda: An Outstanding Debut Offers An Eloquent Voice for a Troubled Nation
A review of Géssica Généus' stirring and tender debut feature set in a troubled Haiti, Freda.
The Anti-Anti-Hero: Ted Lasso’s Game Plan of Decency
An essay on the idiosyncratic delight of Ted Lasso season one and its positive message.
Italian Suspense in Swinging London: What to expect from Last Night in Soho
A look at Italian giallo films and Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho.
Bright Wall/Dark Room
The Surrealist Bond
An essay on the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, the most peculiar entry in the franchise.
Pfeiffer Is A Glimmering Blade in “French Exit”
A review of Azazel Jacobs's 2020 film French Exit.
‘Long Live Theatrical Cinema’: Despite Existential Threats to Theaters, They Will Survive
An essay on the perfect storm of threats to movie theaters and why they will survive.
Henry Khaou’s Arresting Portrait of Unease
A review of Henry Khaou's 2019 film Monsoon.
Mott Haven Herald
What Is OMNY? Our Guide For Bronx Commuters
An FAQ guide to the MTA's OMNY system for payments.
NY City News Service
Yang Pledges $1M in COVID-19 Relief
A spot story on a pledge from former presidential candidate Andrew Yang for Coronavirus relief in the Bronx.
Mott Haven Herald
Putting Remote Learning In Reach: Arete Helps Connect Students To Classrooms
The story of how a local community group gave children in its under-served community get internet access for remote learning when many fell through the gaps in the BOE's ambitious technology distribution plan.