Published on April 11th, 2018

James Gray’s directorial style, the slipperiness of this particular film, Charlie Hunnam’s performance, the film’s depiction of Nina Fawcett, and »

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Published on April 6th, 2018

Point Blank’s decision not to have Walker kill anybody, John Boorman’s acid trip revenge fantasies, and culture’s perception of Lee Marvin. Then, »

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Published on March 29th, 2018

Alex writes about the 2011 film Young Adult. »

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Published on March 18th, 2018

John Frankenheimer’s 1960s, the cinematography of James Wong Howe, rebirth, Rock Hudson, and why the film still feels so modern »

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Published on March 8th, 2018

Guillermo Del Toro’s use of green, the way the film discusses classic cinema, the unstoppable greatness of Sally Hawkins and Michael »

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Published on March 6th, 2018

Whether Alex Garland’s film is good or beautiful nonsense, the way film critics discuss science fiction, a disagreement about the climax, and »

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Published on March 2nd, 2018

Alex writes about The Savages, Tamara Jenkins, Laura Linney, and Diablo Cody. »

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Published on March 2nd, 2018

What it means for a film to be ‘personal,’ the scene that breaks from Larry’s perspective, the importance of casting, »

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Published on February 21st, 2018

A lack of verbosity, patient direction, the influence of Jean-Pierre Melville, and comically stylish production design. Episode 309: Le Samourai »

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Published on February 9th, 2018

The Beatles, Richard Lester, the continued appreciation of the film, and the surprisingly inventive visual style. Episode 308: A Hard Day’s Night »

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