Category: FILM

Rocio Movie Review - 2018 Dario Guerrero Documentary Film

Not Forever on Earth: The Moving Image as Spiritual Medicine in Dario Guerrero’s ‘Rocío’

“‘Rocío’ is one of those special films that has the power to heal and calm the mind.”

Logan Lucky Movie Essay - 2017 Steven Soderbergh Heist Film

The Art of the Score: Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’

The Art of the Score #3: Blake Howard on Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’

Nicole Rodenburg Interview - Collecting Movies

Collecting Movies with Filmmaker Nicole Rodenburg

Nicole Rodenburg Interview: A conversation about movie collecting with Vague Visages contributor Greg Carlson.

Inside Man Movie Essay - 2006 Spike Lee Heist Film

The Art of the Score: Spike Lee’s ‘Inside Man’

The Art of the Score #2: Blake Howard on Spike Lee’s ‘Inside Man’

Miami Vice Movie Film - Movement and Melancholy

Mannhunting: Exploring Masculinity in the Films of Michael Mann – Part Four

“Masculinity in Mann’s world is its own prison, a conundrum of duality, a question of what someone will stand for and the masks they may wear while striving for an identity.”

Michael Mann Film - Ali

Mannhunting: Exploring Masculinity in the Films of Michael Mann – Part Three

Mannhunting #3 by Bill Bria (‘Ali,’ ‘The Insider’ and ‘Collateral’)

Heat Movie Film

Mannhunting: Exploring Masculinity in the Films of Michael Mann – Part Two

Mannhunting #2 by Bill Bria: “In Mann’s duality of man, cop and robber are, in Stevenson’s words, ‘radically both’ one and the same.”

Quo vadis, Aida? Movie Film

Why Criticism: The Difficulties of Depicting Genocide in ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ and ‘La Llorona’

“Roger Ebert once wrote ‘it’s not what a film is about, it’s how it is about it,’ and it’s this phrase that I usually return to when thinking about cinema that deals with humanity’s worst impulses.”

James Caan in Thief

Mannhunting: Exploring Masculinity in the Films of Michael Mann – Part One

Mannhunting #1 by Bill Bria: “The protagonists and antagonists in Mann’s films tend to be mirror images of each other, all of them caught within masculinity’s shackles.”

Collecting Movies with Toby Jones

Collecting Movies with Toby Jones

Greg Carlson Interviews Filmmaker Toby Jones About Movie Collecting

Nomadland Movie Film

Why Criticism: Can Film Criticism and Awards Season Co-Exist?

“Many of us may miss the drama of awards season, but there are untold benefits to criticism if it continues to evolve away from its current state.”

Collecting Movies with Dava Whisenant

Collecting Movies with Director Dava Whisenant

Greg Carlson Interviews Director Dava Whisenant About Movie Collecting

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Collecting Movies with Tucker Lucas

Greg Carlson Interviews Fargo Native Tucker Lucas About Movie Collecting

Chungking Express Movie Essay - 1994 Wong Kar-Wai Film

Why Criticism: Chasing Restorations, from Wong Kar-Wai to Wonder Woman

“The total dominance of our digital cinema platforms has forced cinephiles to reckon with their own assumptions and understanding of the medium.”

Alicia Coombs

Collecting Movies with Film Archivist Alicia Coombs

Greg Carlson Interviews Film Archivist Alicia Coombs

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Collecting Movies with Rob Dunkelberger

Greg Carlson Interviews Rob Dunkelberger About Collecting Movies

The Nest Movie Film

Review: Sean Durkin’s ‘The Nest’

“Nothing presented in ‘The Nest’ will radically alter the viewer’s perception of the family unit, marriage or even greed, but Durkin’s film suggests that is indeed the point.”

Broken Bird Movie Review - 2020 Rachel Harrison Gordon Short Film

Collecting Movies with ‘Broken Bird’ Filmmaker Rachel Harrison Gordon

Greg Carlson Interviews ‘Broken Bird’ Flmmaker Rachel Harrison Gordon

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Collecting Movies with Writer-Director Rachel Carey

Greg Carlson Interviews ‘Ask for Jane’ Director Rachel Carey About Movie Collecting

ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford

Local Heroes: Alistair Ryder on Odeon Leeds-Bradford

“If the cinema was responsible for so many happy childhood memories, how could I continue to embrace reminiscing when it was equally responsible for the soul-crushing tedium of a public-facing retail job?”