Cine-File film critic Ben Sachs reviews four historic films playing this across town: Jean-Pierre Melville’s LE DEUXIÈME SOUFFLE [SECOND BREATH] Diego Arsuaga’s OTARIO John Huston’s THE MISFITS Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci’s APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS WEEK’S REVIEWS FROM BEN AND CINE-FILE!
“Enjoyable, if forgettable, New Hollywood shtick.” “Very ordinary range-feud drama.” “Corned beef and ham hash.” With all due respect to these esteemed critics (Dave Kehr, David Quinlan, and an anonymous Variety critic, respectively), I have to wonder what movie they were watching, or possibly what they were on while watching it, because Arthur Penn’s revisionist […]
The erotic thriller became hugely popular on home video and cable in the late 1980s and into the 1990s thanks to both big-studio hits like Fatal Attraction(1987) and independent productions like Night Eyes (1990). The voracious demand for new titles to fill video store shelves led to a boom in production of erotic thrillers. Night […]
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS “Kubo and the Two Strings” is a prime example of what director Travis Knight does best, a fantastical work of stop motion animation that takes you on a journey through Japanese culture and art by way of Portland, Oregon. — GEOFF BURTON…more KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy […]
War Dogs is the type of movie audiences get after years and years worth of film students study the work of Martin Scorsese. Although I could point to a numerous amount of other directors that have stolen from the master (David O. Russell always comes to mind), there is a difference between homage, use of similar techniques, and straight […]
“FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE” Having to spend Five Nights in Maine sounds like a daunting and chilling proposition. The film isn’t either of those. What it is though is a whole lot of anticipation for something to happen, that never does. The plot revolves around a man named Sherman (David Oyelowo) coping with the sudden […]
The final scene of Kubo and the Two Strings has haunted me since seeing it last week. Haunted might be too strong of a term, but it has resonated with me in a way that moves me very deeply. Even a week later and in memory, the scene feels as fresh and visceral as when […]