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Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
The Way of Water is a visually immersive and profoundly uninteresting film
By Nicky Otis Smith
Godard’s work remains a vibrant pageant of cinematic possibilities
It’s a successful satire of cancel culture that never hectors or patronizes
The HBO Max miniseries shows a rare interest in the present moment
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is an important film about the internet
The Worst Person in the World’s ticking clock makes it both urgent and sad
The Seventies weren’t John Wayne’s decade, and that was fine by him
Another Round reviewed
All Light, Everywhere reviewed
I Care a Lot reviewed
The Woman in the Window reviewed
Video killed the video store
Castellano and Castaldo descended upon Narrowsburg with a gust of wind, declaring that they would open an acting school, start a film festival and make it ‘the Sundance of the East’
The final word on the millennial generation
Nicky Otis Smith
John Wayne behind the blue line
Affluent white female killer
The time trap of Irma Vep
Bodies Bodies Bodies cancels its characters to death
Watching The Woman in the Window
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.