Film


Sad reality of pig’s life in black and white

THE barnyard setting of “Gunda” could hardly be more familiar, but in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary, a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape. Kossakovsky’s film is shot in ...

April 25, 2021, Sunday


Tell me why: I don’t like Mondays!

MONDAY. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe. What’s great about Friday is that, unlike ...

April 25, 2021, Sunday


Irish town now an animation powerhouse

The medieval town of Kilkenny in the southeast of Ireland is an unlikely home for a perennial Oscar contender....

April 18, 2021, Sunday


Real cowboys on a concrete range

It feels like a tale as old as time: Wayward teenage son meets up with estranged father, one needing some straightening out, the other some serious humanizing. Can they connect? But if that’s the familiar ...

April 11, 2021, Sunday


Kong, Godzilla come out of hibernation

There is King Kong, colossus of the big screen, slowing waking on a mountainside. He rouses slowly in the morning sun from slumber before showering in a nearby waterfall. It’s, maybe, a little bit the ...

April 11, 2021, Sunday


Raya’s dazzling dragon adventure

CONTRARY to what “Game of Thrones” might have you believe, not all dragons are agents of destruction. In the newest offering from Walt Disney Animation, “ Raya and the Last Dragon,” they are kind, full ...

March 14, 2021, Sunday


A dogged pursuit of truffle hunting art

“THE Truffle Hunters,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s charming documentary about old Italian men who scavenge truffles and the dogs they’re bound to, lists the canines with the appropriate respect ...

March 14, 2021, Sunday


‘Nomadland’s’ American odyssey

THE great recession didn’t just eliminate jobs, it also erased an entire town. Six months after US Gypsum closed its doors in Empire, Nevada, a company town since 1948, its zip code was retired and its ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday


Pike compellingly cruel in toxic thriller

An air of mystery surrounded Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” but there’s no mistaking her in “I Care a Lot.” Sporting designer suits and a bob cut so sharp that you tremble for her stylist, Pike’s Marla ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday


Heartening pandemic love story

THE year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front,” someone shouts. Talk about timing. When he began making ...

February 21, 2021, Sunday




 

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