Movie Reviews (Chronological)

Movie Reviews

Conflicted about The Northman’s conflict

Conflicted about The Northman’s conflict

With full respect for arguments to the contrary, I’m of a mind to say that Robert Eggers’s The Northman, while very clearly in the category of “Not My Kind of Movie,” is a complex and meaningful film that deserves heavy cautions, the raising of certain concerns, and considerable praise. Viewer discretion is very forcefully advised.

Discovering “Devi”

Discovering “Devi”

During November’s Barnes and Noble Criterion sale, I took a chance on a film I’ve never seen before. I am so glad that I did. It’s one of the great films about the possibilities and the dangers of religious faith.

Titane (2021)

Titane (2021)

This year’s top prize at the Cannes film festival is an audacious, lurid circus that leaves me not only disappointed but actually regretting the experience.

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