While much has yet to be written on Sofia Coppola’s film work academically, on a general critical level film discussion about the writer/director is limited to criticisms of gender and family Hollywood connections, which ultimately distracts the viewer from the original intertextual imagery of Coppola’s cinema. Through this essay “Sofia Coppola: Cine-poet,” I hope to […]
Most audiences have seen that quick-talking, gin-soaked hero before. It’s the private eye type that sits in a dive bar swirling with cigarette smoke, as well as the untouchable villain that wreaks havoc from a cushy armchair and has a list of dirty cops at beck and call. This is noir at its finest. The noir genre resulted from German Expressionists […]
Editor’s note: Our “Double Exposure” reviews pit two or more critics against one another on the same film to hash out their differences in opinion. Agree with what we have to say or want to offer your own take? Leave it in the comments below. Zack Miller: “Nightcrawler” opens on an empty billboard, illuminated by […]
“Has been” films are frequently united by a vague sense of pity and tragedy projected onto the central characters. The following eight films show just how wide-reaching the “has been” subgenre is, with the films running the gamut from comedy to documentary to film noir to the avant-garde.
Alex Ross Perry’s newest feature, “Listen Up Philip” is nothing less than a well-written, beautifully shot, and wonderfully performed dramedy, even when its emotional beats, or lack thereof, hold the film back from greatness.