I am late to this, but The Los Angeles Review of Books ran a great profile of Terence Malick. Even linking to the story—or reading about it—seems to infringe on his privacy: Malick has politely declined every single one of the countless interview requests he’s received since 1975 (by which point he had granted only a few), […]
At The Guardian, an appreciation of Groundhog Day, truly a modern classic comedy: But if one of the marks of a great film is that we can barely remember a time when it wasn’t in our lives, then Groundhog Day passes that test with ease. It seems to have been with us for ever.
Emily Asher-Perrin, arguing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the finest of all the Indy films: Steven Spielberg has spent nearly his entire career picking apart bad father-son dynamics, and though it grates at times, The Last Crusade is one of the places where it works to an utterly charming end. Ford and Connery form a […]
Silpa Kovvali, over at The Atlantic, deftly analyzes Beasts of the Southern Wild: The movie, which tells a surreal tale of a bayou community known as “the Bathtub” threatened with destruction, hardly celebrates reckless hedonism. Rather, it forces us to try on a new worldview in the hopes that we permanently expand our own. My wife […]