Up until quite recently you might not have heard of Golda Rosheuvel, the Guyanese-born British actress who has won the attention of audiences around the world for her scene-stealing turn as Queen Charlotte on Netflix’s period drama “Bridgerton”.
In 2015, Matthew Teague published an essay in Esquire magazine. The entry-point was about his wife’s cancer-diagnosis and untimely death, but the essay’s focus was the way that one of their friend’s became a dependable fortress that helped the family through the ordeal.
In “Proxima,” the allure of a trip to another planet comes to symbolise the inevitable isolation of being a human in the world.
The most recent Pixar film, “Soul”, dropped on Disney Plus at the end of 2020 to bring some existential philosophising to the holiday season.
August Wilson’s 1982 play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by Wilson – uses the historical figure of Ma Rainey, famed blues singer, to explore issues of black pain, and black art.
What is the allure of a palindrome? The question lingered through much of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” which presents itself as a kind of filmic palindrome.
About half way into “Ammonite”, the second film of British filmmaker Francis Lee, there is a scene that lays the groundwork for the shift that will come in its second half.
From the inception, “Wolfwalkers” wants you to change the way you look at things.
In the first fifteen minutes of Clea DuVall’s romantic comedy “Happiest Season”, the film has delivered a slew of well-worn tropes that align it with a long and storied line of similar romantic comedies and holiday films.
In many ways, Darius Marder’s “The Sound of Metal” feels like a decisively singular story.
Two former Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) premieres, one from 2018 and one from 2019, finally make their way to audiences in the last quarter of 2020, offering different takes on the lengths people go to in service of family.
The new film “S#!%house” (the bowdlerised first part of the title rhymes with “flit”) is performing a deft kind of misdirection with its presumptuous title.
The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination’s Spectrum Film Festival, which celebrates films by and about queer identities, is running virtually for the month of October.
“Red, White and Blue”, the third film of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” miniseries, will wrap up the five-part anthology when it premieres at the end of November on Prime Video.
There’s a lightness to the scenarios in “On the Rocks” that feels almost too precarious.
Very little in Hong Sang-soo’s “The Woman Who Ran” plays as if it is a mystery to be solved.
Early in “Time” Sibil Fox Richardson – you may know her as Fox Rich – is recording a video for her social media, announcing an upcoming talk she’ll be giving.
“I Carry You With Me” opens with an older man, Iván, walking towards the subway in New York.
It speaks to the ever-increasingly blurred lines between television and cinema that one of the most vibrant pieces of filmmaking out of the fall festival season has been the entries from Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology premiering over the course of the New York Film Festival this year.
The first shot we see of Henry Golding as Kit in “Monsoon” is instructive.