Widows (2018)

Dir. Steve McQueen. Starring Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez Spoilers, because this is still in theaters! For another fifteen minutes! But spoilers! Widows begins with a fairly long take of Liam Neeson and Viola Davis kissing. There’s a lot of tongue. It’s 2018, and it’s the first time I’ve seen an interracial kiss onscreen… Read More Widows (2018)

Baumann and Burch Conversations, #5: How Media Changes As It Ages

Another week, another conversation. The latest conversation in our series considers what it means for a band or a director, specifically, to age. How do we reevaluate them? What do we look for? Do they fade away entirely? What is their (gulp) legacy? What follows is a lightly edited conversation in lieu of a podcast.… Read More Baumann and Burch Conversations, #5: How Media Changes As It Ages

100 Exceptional American Movies in 10 Genres: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 5-1

You can read up on the basis for this series here, and also find links to other posts in the series. Movies I’ve reviewed on this site have a link in the title which you can follow to read my full review. 5) The Great Escape (1963), directed by John Sturges It all goes bad so… Read More 100 Exceptional American Movies in 10 Genres: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 5-1