“In an era of ever constant loneliness, where many people feel cut off from the human race, regardless of social media profiles or followers, ‘Shame’ feels as vital now as it did in 2011.”
“The overcorrection for sentimentality does give ‘Wildlife’ a bit of a sterile feel, but the deliberate dissatisfaction that Dano allows to permeate through his debut feature provides a fitting complement to the private misery of the film’s characters.”
A Comparative Essay by Ellie Steiner
“‘Mudbound’ plays the game and begins with a white man, but, throughout the course of an epic tale, it arrives at a moving destination.”
“It’s the subliminal drive toward the realization of his ideal self that evokes his potential.”
Leading up to the release of Hail, Caesar!, Vague Visages explores the work of Joel and Ethan Coen.
“Far from the Madding Crowd is a uniquely intimate adaptation in its focus on accumulating small moments and emotions to provide spark to its characters.”