Browsing Tag

Weinstein

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

The Hateful Eight | Quentin Tarantino

December 24, 2015

The Hateful Eight often plays like a mean prank, and maybe that shouldn’t come as a surprise from Quentin Tarantino, who’s simultaneously one of the most powerful storytellers working and a self-indulgent loudmouth provocateur. This time he’s practically daring fans and detractors alike with a deliberately unpleasant (to say the least), violent-even-by-his standards Agatha Christie riff, at once an epic western throwback and a chamber piece mystery…

Continue Reading

by Willow Catelyn Maclay Film

Carol | Todd Haynes

Like someone’s old love letters or the keepsake wilted flowers of a first love, Carol has the feel of a kind of attic picture that’s been sitting and collecting dust for years, an appropriate matching of form and function. Shot on grainy 16mm, director…

December 17, 2015
by Matt Lynch Film

Big Eyes | Tim Burton

During the 1960s, painter Margaret Keane’s artwork, largely depicting children with outlandishly large eyes, was sold under the name of her husband, Walter, who apparently exhibited all manner of unpleasant behavior in his attempts to coerce his wife into complying with his ruse. She…

December 24, 2014
In Review | Online film and music criticism