The Current Debate: The Romanticism of “Nomadland”

The Current Debate: The Romanticism of “Nomadland” Chloé Zhao’s third feature, Nomadland, is a tale of restlessness and rootlessness set in the American West. It stars Frances McDormand as Fern, a sixty-something widow who’s lost her husband to cancer ...

Ramin Bahrani returns to Independent Spirit Awards with ‘The White Tiger’

Ramin Bahrani returns to Independent Spirit Awards with ‘The White Tiger’ Writer and director Ramin Bahrani returns to the Independent Spirit Awards with “The White Tiger,.” This Netflix film just earned a Best Actor nomination for Adarsh Gourav. The multi-hyphenate Bahrani ...

Indie Spirits Awards, BAFTAs, and More Plan New Dates After Oscars Change

Indie Spirits Awards, BAFTAs, and More Plan New Dates After Oscars Change [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published June 15] Now that the 2021 Oscars have officially been delayed from February 28 to April 25, 2021, many other award shows and festivals that play ...

New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Chadwick Boseman, Maria Bakalova, Delroy Lindo Win Acting Prizes

New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Chadwick Boseman, Maria Bakalova, Delroy Lindo Win Acting Prizes The New York Film Critics Circle is announcing its winners for the Best of 2020, and so far the group has recognized “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” actress Maria Bakalova for Best Supporting Actress, ...

The Current Debate: The Best Films of 2020

The Current Debate: The Best Films of 2020 Above: TimeCalling 2020 a strange year for films is a polite understatement. In a matter of weeks, the pandemic changed moviegoing (and movie-watching) as we knew them: cinemas closed, blockbusters ...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying The DC Cinematic Universe seems to have found another success with “Wonder Woman 1984.” Reviews began to flood in on Tuesday, with the majority of the critics favoring the film for its escapist ...

The Current Debate: The Timeliness of David Fincher’s “Mank”

The Current Debate: The Timeliness of David Fincher’s “Mank” Citizen Kane wouldn’t be Citizen Kane without Herman J. Mankiewicz, the man who co-wrote—or perhaps even solely wrote—Orson Welles’s 1941 masterwork, almost without getting credit. Eighty years later, ...

Hamptons Int’l Film Festival Honors ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ At 28th Event

Hamptons Int’l Film Festival Honors ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ At 28th Event The 28th Hamptons International Film Festival has honored director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection as its Best Narrative Feature. The event, running Oct. 8-14, ...

‘Antebellum’: This Movie Polarizes Audiences and for the Directors, That’s the Point

‘Antebellum’: This Movie Polarizes Audiences and for the Directors, That’s the Point Making movies is arduous, but the appreciation that follows can make it all worthwhile. For writer-director duo Bush|Renz, comprised of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, that experience has so far ...

Critics Say Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Shows His Gifts as a Filmmaker Beyond His Words

Critics Say Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Shows His Gifts as a Filmmaker Beyond His Words Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is as Sorkin-esque as you would imagine, with critics describing it as the sort of talky, yet rousing and prescient courtroom drama that only Aaron Sorkin ...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ reviews: Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix drama is ‘entertaining,’ ‘frighteningly vital’

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ reviews: Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix drama is ‘entertaining,’ ‘frighteningly vital’ Aaron Sorkin has assembled one of the best casts of the year for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” a follow-up to his directorial debut, “Molly’s Game.” The film is based on the true story of a group of ...

New York Film Critics Circle To Unveil 2020 Winners In December

New York Film Critics Circle To Unveil 2020 Winners In December The New York Film Critics Circle will vote for its 2020 awards on December 18, the organization said Friday. Last year, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was named the Nyfcc’s best film on December 4, a ...

Despite Oscar Extension, New York Film Critics Circle Keeps Voting Date

Despite Oscar Extension, New York Film Critics Circle Keeps Voting Date In a surprising twist to an already crazy year for movies, the New York Film Critics Circle, one of the most prestigious and oldest film critic groups in the country, announced that the organization ...

New York Film Critics Circle Keeps Awards Eligibility to 2020, Will Vote in December

New York Film Critics Circle Keeps Awards Eligibility to 2020, Will Vote in December While the Oscars and other awards bodies have all pushed events back on their calendar and expanded eligibility for what movies can be considered, the New York Film Critics Circle will only consider ...

Criterion Releases "The Essential Fellini" 15 Disc Blu-ray Mega Set

Criterion Releases Cinema Retro has received the following press release: Joining in the international celebration of Federico Fellini's 100th birthday, Criterion is thrilled to announce Essential Fellini, a ...

The Criterion Collection Announces Federico Fellini 15-Disc Box Set

The Criterion Collection Announces Federico Fellini 15-Disc Box Set On the day their gorgeous Agnès Varda box set arrives, The Criterion Collection has announced details on their next director collection. In celebration of his 100th birthday this year, Federico ...

The Current Debate: “First Cow” and the American Dream

The Current Debate: “First Cow” and the American Dream First Cow, Kelly Reichardt’s latest foray into the northwest past, is a period piece set in 1820s Oregon Territory, where a couple of outcasts (John Magaro’s Cookie and Orion Lee’s King-Lu) embark on ...

Sympathy for the Devil: You Can’t Blame the Theaters for Suing New Jersey

Sympathy for the Devil: You Can’t Blame the Theaters for Suing New Jersey Movie theater trade group Nato, along with the three top theater chains, are suing the state of New Jersey in federal court over reopening restrictions. The lawsuit contends that theaters, along with ...

‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus reviews: Critics love it on screen just as much as they did on stage

‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus reviews: Critics love it on screen just as much as they did on stage Critics say “Hamilton” is a great musical. That kinda goes without saying at this point, but such a well-known property could have been received with a relative shrug in its filmed version premiering ...

The Current Debate: Race and Politics in “Da 5 Bloods”

The Current Debate: Race and Politics in “Da 5 Bloods” Spike Lee’s Netflix venture Da 5 Bloods, in which four African-American vets return to Vietnam to retrieve their late squad leader’s remains (and a strongbox full of gold bars they hid in the jungle), ...

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