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Film, Reviews

Why Taika Waititi’s “Boy” Deserves a Second Look

Taika Waititi’s sensibilities have always been at play. Before Thor: Ragnarok or his directing style was displayed...

By David Ginsburg | June 26, 2020
Film, Reviews

Why Ousmane Sembéne’s “Black Girl” Deserves a Second Look

Ousmane Sembéne wants to remind you that the end of slavery was not the end of slavery. Senegalese writer/directo...

By David Ginsburg | June 22, 2020
Film, Reviews

The Shadows of History Are in the Spotlight of Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods”

Director Spike Lee continues to press buttons and pull the right strings, begging America to wake up in his new film, Da...

By David Ginsburg | June 19, 2020
Film, Reviews

Silence Speaks Louder Than Words in Kitty Green’s “The Assistant”

One of the first indie films to tackle the #Me-Too Movement simmers on screen, hitting close to home in it’s Weins...

By David Ginsburg | June 13, 2020
Film, Reviews

Male Pride and Killer Style in Quentin Dupieux’s “Deerskin”

Writer/director Quentin Dupieux is a master of the strange and darkly absurd. His films exist in a world all of their ow...

By David Ginsburg | June 04, 2020
Film, Reviews

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow in Marc Collin’s “Le Choc du Futur” | SXSW 2020 Review

I’m going to begin at the end.  Right before the credits roll on Marc Collin’s debut feature, Le Choc d...

By David Ginsburg | May 07, 2020
Spotlights, Watch

SXSW Spotlight: Iram Parveen Bilal

RPM’s David Ginsburg spoke with Iram Parveen Bilal, the writer and director of “I’ll Meet You There&rd...

By David Ginsburg | April 12, 2020
Film, Reviews

Tomorrow’s Workers Still Facing Automation in “Lapsis” | SXSW 2020 Review

Writer/director Noah Hutton predicts the future in his latest film Lapsis. He has taken an inevitable technological adva...

By David Ginsburg | April 04, 2020
Film

A Life of Hard Truths Explored in “I’ll Meet You There” | SXSW 2020 Review

Thanks to South by Southwest festival sending screeners I was finally able to view and now review writer/director Iram P...

By David Ginsburg | March 22, 2020
Film, Reviews

Daniel Radcliffe, The Internet, and a Bit of the Ultraviolence in “Guns Akimbo”

Guns Akimbo is a strange movie.  It’s a movie that could have been an utter disaster in the wrong hands and w...

By David Ginsburg | March 09, 2020
Film, Reviews

“Knives Out” is Old Style with New Attitude

“Knives Out” begins like any typical murder mystery. There’s a body, a detective and a bunch of suspec...

By David Ginsburg | December 06, 2019