“‘Mank’ probably spends more time than necessary defining the protagonist’s own crisis of conscience within a corrupt and decaying dream factory.”
“‘Mank’ is just the latest installment in Netflix’s self-concious branding strategy.”
Manuela Lazic and Adam Nayman on Conducting Interviews and Writing about Directors
In the second part of a three-chapter conversation conducted over months via a large Google Doc, Manuela Lazic and Adam Nayman discuss acting and how film critics interpret performances.
“With ‘Meadowland,’ Reed Morano doesn’t shy away from pain, and neither should Netflix viewers.”
Devious Dialogues: A Horror-Themed Column by A.M. Novak and Mike Thorn
Devious Dialogues: A Horror-Themed Column by Mike Thorn and A.M. Novak
“‘The Social Network’ is a history lesson, but ‘Easy A’ remains coldly ensconced in the here and now.”
A Column on Film Criticism by Justine A. Smith
Part Two of a Series by Dylan Moses Griffin
“Surprisingly, director Stearns spends little time navigating the physical world of Faults (the cult); he takes a minimalist approach and produces a game of psychological chess.”
Q.V. Hough’s Top 10 Films of 2014
Q.V. Hough Interviews Directors Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper
Q.V. Hough Lists His Favorites for the January 11 Show
The perks of being a Netflix junkie: sometimes you get what you ask for.