Written by Michael Clawson "Solidifying what is one of modern cinema’s great director-actor pairings, Julianne Moore plays Gracie, a wispy Georgian woman who became a tabloid sensation years ago when she had an affair with a..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Much of “Waiting” is serenely minimalistic, with visual framing that vaguely echoes the shooting style of Hong Sang-soo. Tran makes a few bolder gestures in the film’s second half, which are..."… Continue reading.
On Episode 131 of Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor reflect on the podcast reaching five years, discuss their First Impressions of: "The Killer" & "Killers of the Flower Moon." Followed by a discussion of the films: "Targets" and … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Priscilla is starry-eyed when she’s first invited to Elvis’s house, but she isn’t a squealing fan. Instead, her excitement as a girl with a crush flickers beneath a placid surface, her eyes watchful and her demeanor..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "A middle-aged single mother, the glamorous and self-possessed Claudine (Jeanne Balibar) is raising her disabled son Baptiste in the Swiss Alps. She works as a seamstress, fashioning wedding dresses and mending..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Coming on the heels of the comparably sprawling “Trenque Lauquen” from Laura Citarella, the arrival of Rodrigo Moreno’s “The Delinquents” marks a triumphant moment for boundary-breaking Argentine cinema. This lengthy..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "In the tonally confused Danish film “There’s No Place Like Home,” dysfunctional family drama is filtered through surrealistic horror, and made into a brightly colored nightmare. In her early twenties, Leonora..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "“Bitten” opens with a dizzying flurry of eerie sights. Shards of gauzy images - a swinging crystal pendulum, a burning chapel in the woods, a young girl crying out in agony..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Richie Bravo – that is a fine name for a pop singer. But all is not fine for Richie, the portly, past-his-prime Austrian vocalist at the center of Ulrich Seidl’s icy, wince-inducing character study."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "A middling sci-fi thriller that borrows heavily from “Blade Runner,” “Simulant” has enough momentum and coherence to be mildly diverting, but its lack of originality ultimately makes it decidedly..."… Continue reading.