For much of its two-hour runtime, “BlackBerry” breezes by at a clip, recreating the rise of Research in Motion (the Canadian company’s original name) and the fall of the BlackBerry device as a game-changing mobile brand.
David Lynch, Walk With Me
The opportunity to see a movie as tactilely atmospheric as “Mulholland Drive” on a big screen — and in 35 millimeter, no less — can only compare to one’s own dreams in terms of sensory bewilderment.
Psychological Thriller ‘Chile ’76’ Paints a Bleak Picture of Life Under Pinochet
As in some of the best psychological thrillers, a limited point-of-view brings us closer to the mindset of a main character in crisis, and the filmmakers of “Chile ‘76” make the most of this technique, even if they don’t stick to it completely (as few films can).
When Little Richard Says ‘I Am Everything,’ Listen
One of the greatest achievements of this film about the groundbreaking performer is its discourse on how gender-nonconforming individuals influenced the most revolutionary musical genre of the 20th century.
Of God, Man, and Iceland
Through outstanding photography, the director of ‘Godland,’ Hlynur Pálmason, and his cinematographer envelop the viewer in a world of treeless plains, boggy riverine shores, forbidding cliffs, and lonely waterfalls.
‘The Blue Caftan’: A Masterful Take on Delicate Subjects
Set in Morocco, the film explores the loving relationship between a man and his wife who knows he is gay, and how illness heightens one’s awareness of both the complexity and simplicity of life.
Meet the Laemmles, Perhaps on One of Their Screens
For all the talk of movie theaters as “sacred spaces,” the family bonds are what stick with the viewer.
House-Museum of Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves
House-museums are some of my favorite types of museums because they reveal the distinctive taste of a historic figure or collector couple. From furniture to tableware, paintings to wall color, these unique museums envelop the visitor in a single, smallish building (although not always). The intimate setting personalizes the experience for a visitor beyond the... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Imperial Dollhouse
After a promisingly off-kilter start, a depiction of the life of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth ends up romanticizing addiction and mental illness.
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