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Films, Reviews

Why Bong Joon-ho’s “The Host” Deserves a Second Look

Genre films are a great way to see the world for what it is. Monster movies may have giant destructive creatures, but th...

By David Ginsburg | August 06, 2020
Films, Reviews

Life is Beautiful and Tragic in Bora Kim’s “House of Hummingbird”

South Korean films are having an amazing rise in U.S. viewership without the necessity for genre tropes. House of Hummin...

By David Ginsburg | August 02, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” Deserves a Second Look

Lynne Ramsay is one of the best writer-directors working today. Her attention to character is nearly unparalleled, and t...

By David Ginsburg | July 20, 2020
Films, Reviews

Sasie Sealy’s “Lucky Grandma” Teaches You to Respect Your Elders

Sasie Sealy weaves a crime story within a tale of old age, regret, grief, and family. Director and co-writer Sasie Sealy...

By David Ginsburg | July 12, 2020
Films, 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
Films, Reviews

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

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

By David Ginsburg | June 22, 2020
Films, 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
Films, 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
Films, 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
Films, 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
Films, 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
Films

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