Rip-off remake is haunted by its original
It's one of those half forgotten facts that in 1982 on first release, Poltergeist got some pretty nasty reviews that praised its technique and blasted it for lacking soul.
Fracking drama plays its safe.
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL For anyone complaining that Hollywood never makes grown-up movies anymore—films devoid of superheroes and wizards and vampires, films that grapple with serious subjects in the manner of, say, the New American Cinema of the...
Lynne Shelton's latest lacks intimacy.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Introducing her fifth feature, Touchy Feely, which is showing as part of this year’s dramatic competition, Lynn Shelton made a point of identifying herself as one of the fifty percent. Which is to say as one of the eight...
Demme gets back to his indie roots.
Rachel Getting Married is the most recent feature by maverick director, Jonathan Demme – the longstanding stalwart of the New York film industry. Demme’s career has seen him as the director behind such big budget films as Silence of the Lambs ...