‘Parasite’: The Movie Experience of the Year

Bong Joon-ho’s "Parasite" is not for the polite, the critic with folded hands or the reserved, well-postured movie-goer who blinks regularly. This year’s Palme d’Or winner is a masterwork of class and deceit that...

NYU Grad Ryan Perez Reveals Why ‘An Actor Despairs’ on New Podcast

Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at NYU is known for its catchphrase “An Actor Prepares.” Ryan Perez, a 2010 graduate of the Strasberg studio, started a podcast — “An Actor Despairs” — in...

Unpopular Opinions: Scary Movies

“Where The Wild Things Are” When I was younger I adored Maurice Sendak’s book “Where The Wild Things Are,” so when I heard that a movie adaptation was coming out in 2009, I was thrilled....

‘The King’ Falls Short of Potential

Timothée Chalamet, starring as King Henry in Netflix’s “The King,” has his hip signature hairstyle and carefree bachelor life cut short as he ascends the throne of his grudge-ridden father. Sporting a fresh bowl...

‘Easter Snap’ Is What Nonfiction Films Should Strive to Be

“Easter Snap” is not a normal documentary; there is no narration and it isn’t explicitly informative. No, “Easter Snap” is hardly a documentary at all — it is a piece of visual art, rather...

‘Joker’: A Mesmerizing Making-a-Murderer Tale

It seemed that Heath Ledger’s famous performance as the Joker in “The Dark Knight Rises” would remain unmatched forever. Ledger’s take on the character cast a shadow on any who dared take on the...

‘The Laundromat’ Is Star-Studded and Half-Baked

In less than a minute, Steven Soderbergh affirms what we already knew to be true: Antonio Banderas is, and will always be, a stone-cold fox. Suit-clad and smugly traversing the fourth wall at every...

‘The Day Shall Come’ Boldly Lampoons Terror and the FBI

“The Day Shall Come” is the second film from “Four Lions” director Chris Morris, and the second to explore terrorism through satirical comedy. Moses Al Shabaz (Marchant Davis) is a self-proclaimed prophet who preaches...

‘Judy’ Reveals the Pain Behind Garland’s Glitzy Persona

Most people know Hollywood legend Judy Garland as sweet, naive Dorothy Gale from “The Wizard of Oz.”  “Judy,” which premiered on Sept. 26, takes this image and flips it on its head, revealing the true...

‘Pain and Glory’ Is a Visually Stunning Film About Art’s Creation

“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film, is one of his more autobiographical works. It centers on director Sebastian Mallo (Antonio Banderas), who is struggling to write anything new after his mother’s death. The...

Chris Chan Roberson: The Fastest Professor Alive

Blink and you’ll miss him. From every corner of the film industry to every classroom at the Tisch School of the Arts, two decades of professional experience has left no stone unturned by Professor...

‘Undone’ Bends Time but Remains Relatable

“BoJack Horseman” creator’s characters follow an aesthetic formula: self-destructive, self-abasing and utterly relatable. As Amazon Studio’s first adult animated series, Bob-Waksberg’s “Undone” launches into the existential crisis of the central character, Alma, as she...
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