“What’s truly terrifying about ‘Hereditary’ is how empty it really is.”
Michael J. Casey on the TCM Classic Film Festival 2018
Weekend Vibes is a Friday column about streaming recommendations, new release hype and entertainment events.
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.
“Achieving a vibrant mix of swooning sincerity and bitter irony, Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth’ walks the tightrope of Chinese history with a showman’s flair and a subversive wit, channelling its conflicting perceptions of the past into a single cohesive, ultimately jaded vision.”
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite neo-noir films in celebration of #Noirvember.
“As a portrait of differing wartime experiences, ‘Dunkirk’ is too plot-oriented to be successful.”
“The film goes beyond strict and narrow generic classification and touches upon something universal, something profound about undying affection and the unreliability of reality.”
“‘The Beguiled’ plays out exactly as one might expect and never really stretches beyond its contained premise.”