Frodo, Harry, and Katniss remind me, and all of us, that we are all part of the resistance
The great artists of the world remind you every damn day that our voices matter
Paolo Sorrentino creates films that are great visual feasts, featuring lonely men wandering through a desolate landscape of existential crises. Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place features Sean Penn as Cheyenne, a retired rockstar in full on goth makeup, seeking out the man who was humiliated by his Nazi father during WWII. Youth stars Michael Caine and […]
The Stake’s resident Chaplain takes a deep-dive on Silence
A lot of winners. But it was Meryl Streep’s night.
Find a sense of mindfulness and calm with the simple joys of animation
Joey Armstrong kicks off his recap series of Stephen Daldry’s new Netflix show.
The Criterion Collection advertises itself as “a series of important contemporary and classic films.” That is an understatement. It’s more accurate to describe Criterion as a moveable museum, containing films from all over the world, preserved in gorgeous detail, unpacked with creator interviews and essays written by film scholars. The folks at Criterion have gathered a community […]
An “important work of art” or a devolved masochistic nightmare?
Tarkovsky’s arthouse sci-fi epic is as close to the experience of grief as cinema can get.