Like Toronto, NY and other film festivals, Sundance in the Plague Year was virtual. It reduced its scope and crammed 73 films into six days. Nothing unspooled, it all streamed digitally, with 28 satellite drive-in sites scattered around the country. Here in the East it was freezing, and we got the snow Park City didn’t.
Is Godzilla Vs. Kong enough to bring people back to theaters?
With the insanely popular and priced Hamilton, show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda built a Broadway bridge to the American Revolution for minority audiences to cross over and inhabit the story. His new film, In the Heights, after a year’s delay due to the pandemic, is both streaming on HBO Max and opened the Tribeca Film Festival that began June 9th, 2021.
Actress turned director Regina King’s One Night in Miami is a ‘what if’ fictional story about the night of Feb. 25, 1964 when 22-year-old Cassius Clay whups Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight championship of the world at the Convention Center in Miami.
The Father, with Anthony Hopkins, like us, is cooped up in his apartment and losing his sense of what’s what and who’s who.
In four films Barry Jenkins has established himself as a high artist of the Black American experience.
The buddy action film is one of the key genres in the movies. It is also one of the trickiest. Meant to appeal primarily to men, they too often substitute wisecracks for characterization, violence for insights. Worst of all, they constantly push macho buttons as a way of avoiding the horrible fear that someone might find the relationship on display as (gasp) homoerotic.
Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show
The Magnificent Ambersons directed by Orson Welles
By Ron Falzone
There comes a moment in every movie when you have to decide whether you are going to stay the course or go looking for something else to do. This doesn’t always mean that the movie has given you a great scene to grip your heart, or a bad scene that makes you wonder if doing a puzzle of a polar bear eating vanilla ice cream in a blizzard might not be a more rewarding use of your time. It simply means that your attention ha