If a character calls out lazy writing for being lazy, does it make the writing any less lazy? I don’t think so. Anyway, here’s a trailer for Deadpool 2 featuring Cable, as played by Josh Brolin (who is cornering the market on Big Bads these days). If you don’t know what Deadpool 2 is about, here’s […]
I grew up listening to my mom read Beatrix Potter’s beloved twenty-three children’s tales. I cherish distinct memories of, in the middle of a snowy day, sitting sprawled out in front of the wood stove with The Tale of Peter Rabbit or The Tale of Jeremy Fisher, my two favorites, open on the living room […]
The 10th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul (IFF) returns with nine contemporary films never before seen in Minnesota, as well as Vittorio De Sica’s eye-popping Italian comedy, Il Boom (1963), on a newly restored DCP by Rialto Pictures. From Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, this year’s festival offers an exciting lineup of documentaries, dramas, and […]
One dimensional portrait of musical genius.
Not explicitly gay is the same thing as not gay.
A powerful film, not without problems.
Musician, heartthrob, personal CZF icon, and donner of fantastically inspired fashions, Sufjan Stevens, has been nominated for an Academy Award. “Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name is his first nomination, and if the gods are real, it will not be his last. So say we all. I mean, we all want to see […]
The Academy released their slate of nominations for this years Academy Awards, and the leader, at least in number, is The Shape of Water. Guillermo Del Toro’s romance earned 13 nods, followed by the presumed Best Picture frontrunner, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which earned 9. Billboards may be the frontrunner for the top award, but I’d […]
And a reminder that serious women and men used to run this country.
No other director is as committed to portraying everything that’s unaccountable in human existence.