Soderbergh: Kimi (2022)

March 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

Steven Soderbergh is one of the few directors working today who still makes films that are acutely spatially oriented, even if they are ultimately about the devolution of [...]

Van Sant: Elephant (2003)

March 28, 2022 // 0 Comments

Elephant was the second film in Gus Van Sant’s Death Trilogy, though in many ways it feels more like a spiritual sequel to My Own Private Idaho. Like that film, it’s [...]

Reeves: The Batman (2022)

March 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

Matt Reeves’ version of Batman feels as distinct from Christopher Nolan as Nolan himself felt distinct from Tim Burton. While the story is quite familiar from previous [...]

Zwigoff: Ghost World (2001)

March 4, 2022 // 0 Comments

After capturing Robert Crumb so evocatively in his 1994 documentary, Terry Zwigoff was the natural choice to direct an adaptation of Ghost World, Daniel Clowes’ cult [...]

Miner: Lake Placid (1999)

March 2, 2022 // 0 Comments

Lake Placid is now something of a lost classic, buried in time like so many other mid-budget movies of the 90s. That’s a shame because it’s a brilliant genre piece, [...]

Scott: Top Gun (1986)

February 28, 2022 // 0 Comments

With The Hunger, Tony Scott had already debuted a fully-formed style, and it only took his second film for that style to reach its apotheosis, accelerating him into ever more [...]