‘Euphoria’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Sam Levinson’s HBO series.
‘Euphoria’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Sam Levinson’s HBO series.
‘Cobra Kai’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in the Netflix series.
“‘This Is Cristina’ makes a strong case for the idea that truly honest art emerges when one feels like they have lost everything else.”
Only Mine Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Michael Civille’s 2019 movie (now streaming on Netflix).
“‘Gully Boy’ has as much heart as it does energy, and skillfully manages to avoid being a formulaic tearjerker about a poor boy from the slums.”
“‘Promare’ offers an electrifying amount of fun, and it’s perhaps one of the finest examples of escapist cinema during the COVID-19 era.”
Ignacio Agüero Essay: Vague Visages’ Q.V. Hough on OVID’s streaming celebration of the Chilean documentarian.
Aahuti Interview: A conversation between Vague Visages’ Dipankar Sarkar and Indian filmmaker Lubdhak Chatterjee.
“Between ‘Rare Beasts’ and Alice Lowe’s brilliant ‘Prevenge,’ there might be a burgeoning market for pregnancy-themed horror movies.”
“If you’re looking for feminism, don’t look at James Cameron — look at his films.”
“In today’s world of carefully crafted film industry personas, ‘Searching for Mr. Rugoff’ stands out with its character study about an art house fanatic who embraced the beautiful chaos of being a curious cinephile.”
“‘Our Ladies’ may resonate with those appreciative of the 90s, but the film’s lack of critical insight on the gender politics of negotiating sex undermines its purported feminism…”
“Loznitsa’s ‘State Funeral’ is an important reflection on the moving image.”
“Romero’s movies have a workshop feel to them, which elevates the horror to a startlingly realistic terror as if it was being documented live.”
“‘The Amusement Park’ may not be Romero’s angriest film, but it’s one of his most deliberately disturbing…”
“Sure, ‘Saint Maud’ can be called a horror film, but it is equally a psychological drama that gets a lot of mileage from a tried and true trope: the shifting power dynamics in a superior/subordinate relationship.”
“Rob Garver’s ‘What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael’ is a worthwhile biography of a fascinating life led with purpose and conviction.”
“‘Queen Marie’ may not be a modern historical classic, but its wink-of-the-eye moments subtly inform the audience about the filmmakers’ intent. That, I can appreciate.”
“Taking its cues from the later Chucky movies, ‘Benny Loves You’ embraces the inherent insanity of the premise, setting it free in a similar manner to how the titular toy runs riot.”