2016 Writing

The Playlist:

Reviews:

Documentary ‘Author: The Story of JT Leroy’ Is A Fascinating Look At A Fabulist [Review]

‘Ben-Hur’ With Jack Huston Is Uneven, But Makes Case For Its Own Existence [Review]

‘Posthumous’ Starring Jack Huston And Brit Marling Trades Depth For Accessibility [Review]

Though Based On A True Story, ‘Amateur Night’ Still Feels Like Just Another Raunchy Comedy [Review]

A Trio Of Outsiders Step Into A Cycle Of Prejudice In ‘Some Freaks’ [Review]

‘Don’t Worry Baby’ Is An Idealistic, Comforting Delicacy [Review]

‘For The Plasma’ Is A Dreamy Excursion Into The Abstract [Review]

‘Don’t Blink — Robert Frank’ Is A Chaotic Look At A Legendary Photographer [Review]

Johnnie To’s ‘Three’ Is An Immensely Entertaining Thriller With A Unique Focus [Review]

Documentary “Oriented” Charts Identity In The Tumultuous Palestine-Israel Conflict [Review]

Leena Yadav’s ‘Parched’ Earnestly Tackles Misogyny-Ingrained Tradition In India [Review]

Interviews: 

Andrew Ahn Talks ‘Spa Night,’ ‘Doctor Strange’ Whitewashing, Asian & Gay Representation On Screen

Q&As/ Talks:

James Gray & The Cast Of ‘Lost City Z’ Talk Jungles, 35mm & The Future Of Film [NYFF]

Mike Mills Encourages You To Make Movies About Your Mom & Explores Emotional Landscapes In ‘20th Century Women’ [NYFF]

Jim Jarmusch Talks Cinephilia, Dilettantes, Love For Sam Fuller, Jean-Pierre Melville & More [NYFF]

Ava DuVernay Talks Racism, Rage, Trump, Netflix’s “Deep Pockets” & Her Documentary ‘13th’ [NYFF]

Capsules: 

The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2016 Venice Film Festival (Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, The Bleeder, Frantz, and A Woman’s Life)