“Trying to free Wood from the enormous shadow cast by her death is no small feat. ‘Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind’ doesn’t quite manage the task…”
“The movie isn’t just about the way it was, the prudish hypocrisy of an earlier time, or outdated sexual mores. For all its provincialism, ‘Splendor in the Grass’ is a story for the ages.”
“Trailing World War II’s devastation and the associative confirmation of just what mankind can propagate, so much of the film’s constitution derives from a reflective glimpse at the challenging state of the American soul…”
“In between Ford’s wide shots and Scorsese’s close-ups, there is an effort by each filmmaker to make faith real.”
Vague Visages Short Stories #7: Bleeding and Breathing Deeply by Q.V. Hough (Fargo, North Dakota)
“Unlike former child stars Natalie Wood or Margaret O’Brien, Kirsten Dunst’s adolescent career is a state of becoming.”
A Series on Italian Cinema by Q.V. Hough
Simmering with sensuality, the second feature from NYC filmmaker Josephine Decker enraptures with vivid imagery while establishing a burning fire of abstract connotations.