Reviews

In an opening shot of “The Lighthouse,” in what would later become a sequencing of violence after violence situated on a distant isle assailed by constant fog and storms, we see the prow of a ship furiously cleave through the water as if this simple function of the vessel is a deadly act of …

Writer-director Akira Kurosawa’s “Rhapsody in August,” the penultimate feature film of the illustrious filmmaker's career, finds the then well-aged director revisiting a theme that often appeared in his filmography — the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the twili…

The new film from French writer-director Claire Denis — here with her first fully English-language feature film — readily signals her reputation as a provocateur. Now, as a female director in her 70s, I almost want to individually — ignoring the film’s merits for a moment — applaud her for m…

There are films that entertain, that transport you into a different world and allow you to tag along for the wild ride, and there are films that awaken something in your heart and soul, delivering you into a kingdom of replete humanism and thought-provoking stories operating in either traged…

A tale close to home, “The Act” is a fictionalized story inspired by Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother Dee Dee. As a lot of you might know, Gypsy Rose was a Springfield resident in 2015. Once upon a time, Gypsy met a man online and they fell in love, and did a bunch of gross …

Lil Nas X’s hit “Old Town Road” sliced its way through the Tik Tok-verse as a groovy meme, but when the man, the myth, the legend was removed from the Billboard Top 100 spot for not being “real country,” Billy Ray Cyrus hopped on the remix with a fresh voice and even fresher production accom…

"Therefore, thus says the Lord, ‘Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape; though they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.’”