Category: 2020s

Peri Baumeister as Nadja in Blood Red Sky on Netflix

Know the Cast: ‘Blood Red Sky’

‘Blood Red Sky’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in Peter Thorwarth’s 2021 Netflix movie

Old Review

Know the Cast: ‘Old’

‘Old’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2021 movie.

Kandisha Movie Film

Review: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s ‘Kandisha’

“Bustillo and Maury are masters of the slow build, and so it goes in ‘Kandisha,’ which becomes incrementally nastier and gorier with each new victim the vengeful spirit eliminates…”

Bela Documentary

Interview with ‘Bela’ Filmmaker Prantik Narayan Basu

Dipankar Sarkar Interviews ‘Bela’ Filmmaker Prantik Narayan Basu

Pig Movie Film

Review: Michael Sarnoski’s ‘Pig’

“A soulful lead performance and assured direction showcases Cage’s indelible ability to make the silly into the poignant.”

Shiva Baby Movie Film

Emma Seligman’s ‘Shiva Baby’ and the Art of Comic Discomfort

“‘Shiva Baby’ is most certainly not a movie for those who get clammy and start to sweat at secondhand embarrassment.”

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Fear Street Part Three: 1666’

‘Fear Street Part Three: 1666’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Leigh Janiak’s 2021 Netflix movie.

Fear Street Part One: 1994 Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie 

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Fear Street Part One: 1994’

‘Fear Street Part One: 1994’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Leigh Janiak’s 2021 Netflix movie.

Moneyboys Movie Review - 2021 C.B. Yi Film

Cannes Film Festival Review: C.B Yi’s ‘Moneyboys’

“‘Moneyboys’ is the first of a planned thematic trilogy from Yi, which is good news — this is the kind of promising debut that will make audiences eager to see what he does next.”

Gunpowder Milkshake Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Know the Cast: ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Navot Papushado’s 2021 Netflix movie.

Gunpowder Milkshake Soundtrack

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every feature song in Navot Papushado’s 2021 Netflix movie.

Unclenching the Fists Movie Review - 2021 Kira Kovalenko Film

Cannes Film Festival Review: Kira Kovalenko’s ‘Unclenching the Fists’

“‘Unclenching the Fists’ is a haunting watch, but a substantial one; a movie that will move Kovalenko up to the next tier of filmmakers in the arthouse and festival circuit.”

Downeast Movie Film

Review: Joe Raffa’s ‘Downeast’

“Even though ‘Downeast’ suffers from thinly-written supporting characters, the lead performances keep the film above water.”

Summer of 85 Movie Film

Review: François Ozon’s ‘Summer of 85’

“‘Summer of 85’ is a well-designed coming-of-age work that makes for a sentimental and sensual drama, even if it fails to meet its potential.”

La Civil Movie Review - 2021 Teodora Mihai Film

Cannes Film Festival Review: Teodora Mihai’s ‘La Civil’

“‘La Civil’ excels as a character study of a woman putting herself in considerable danger to find her daughter — but when viewed as a crime procedural, the necessity of relying on various tropes does the film a disservice.”

Black Widow Movie Film

Review: Cate Shortland’s ‘Black Widow’

“Shortland brings her keen feature filmmaking chops to ‘Black Widow’ as a welcome addition to the talented pool of storytellers who can match the Kevin Feige house style without any significant artistic compromise.”

Godzilla Singular Point - Netflix

Netflix Review: ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Season 1

“Previous incarnations of Godzilla worked best by implanting ideas that were tangible. However, in the world of ‘Godzilla Singular Point,’ the ideas prove to be non-existent, as do the inhabitants.”

Zola Movie Film

Review: Janicza Bravo’s ‘Zola’

“‘Zola’ is riveting, and the film’s rich array of cinematic techniques and performances upend convention, even if its narrative and story tend to falter.”

Cinema Bandi Movie Film

Interview with ‘Cinema Bandi’ Filmmaker Praveen Kandregula

Dipankar Sarkar Interviews ‘Cinema Bandi’ Filmmaker Praveen Kandregula

Zola Movie Film

Janicza Bravo Takes ‘Zola’ on the Road

“‘Zola’ is a star-making opportunity that Paige owns with every raised eyebrow and skeptical look.”