September 2019

Gray: Ad Astra (2019)

September 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

James Gray’s latest film is his first foray into science fiction, starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones as Roy and Clifford McBride, a father-and-son astronaut duo. We [...]

Altman: HealtH (1980)

September 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Towards the end of the 70s, Altman’s classic period to reach the end of its lifespan, and his ensemble vision grew zanier and wackier in response. While things were [...]

Altman: Popeye (1980)

September 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Popeye marks the end of Robert Altman’s golden age – the last of his great ensemble experiments before he settled into his 80s output, which was more driven by chamber [...]

Altman: Quintet (1979)

September 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Quintet is possibly the most critically reviled film of Robert Altman’s entire career, but it’s as much an apotheosis of his 70s style as Nashville, 3 Women or Popeye. It [...]

Altman: 3 Women (1977)

September 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Robert Altman followed Nashville and Buffalo Bill and the Indians with 3 Women, one of the most beautiful and enigmatic films in his entire body of work. Taken collectively, [...]