Tag: Academy Awards

A Distinct Vision: On Naoko Yamada’s ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ and ‘A Silent Voice’

“Few animated films look like Yamada productions, fewer still feel like them.”

Double Consciousness: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’

“‘BlacKkKlansman,’ fairly or not, will be judged as Lee’s ‘comeback’ movie. He never really left, of course.”

Vague Visages Writers’ Room: Weekend Vibes 3.2.18

Weekend Vibes is a Friday column about streaming recommendations, new release hype and entertainment events. 

Vague Visages Writers’ Room: Weekend Vibes 2.23.18

Weekend Vibes is a Friday column about streaming recommendations, new release hype and entertainment events. 

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Reviews: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Documentary (Short Subject)

“While nearly all Oscar-nominated shorts are doomed to eventual obscurity whether they win or not, that’s the key to one’s artistic staying power.”

Get Out 2017 Movie - Film Essay

Could Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Break Horror’s Dry Spell at the Oscars?

“Art is a product of its time; is it Get Out’s fault that the time mostly resembles a horror production?”

‘Rampart’: A Season in the Abyss

“‘Rampart’ can never step out of the shadows.”

Photo Essay: ‘Back on the Boulevard’ by Q.V. Hough

August 2016

We Failed This Film: Jesse Moss’ ‘The Overnighters’ (2014)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival: Rediscovering ‘The Secret Garden’

Josh Slater-Williams on the Nostalgic Element of Agnieszka Holland’s 1993 Film

Ryan Coogler and Black Intimacy

“Breaking the mold and raising his cinematic voice by embedding black intimacy in his movies, Coogler, in Creed and Fruitvale Station, uses mothers, girlfriends, children, squads of friends and Michael B. Jordan to create community.”

Interview with Philippe Falardeau, Director of ‘Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre’

Justine A. Smith Interviews Philippe Falardeau

Final Oscar Predictions

Q.V. Hough’s 2015 Oscar Picks

‘Nightcrawler’ and the Etiquette of Hollywood Transplants

Q.V. Hough on Nightcrawler and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams