Before Mulan… we had Whale Rider.

Before you see Niki Caro's reinvention of Mulan, discover her 2003 film about another young female hero who subverts the expectations of her people and overturns restrictive patriarchal traditions.

Catching up with a Varda masterpiece: 1985’s Vagabond

My enthusiasm for Agnes Varda's documentaries has prompted many to recommend her narrative features. This week, I caught up with Vagabond.

Catching up with The Kid Who Would Be King

Joe Cornish's latest is something less than a chip off the ol' Attack the Block.

Strange Negotiations (2019)

Brandon Vedder's portrait of David Bazan follows the rock star through…

Knife in the Water (1962)

Another in my "Less than 500 words" reviews: I finally caught up with Roman…

A Hidden Life (2019)

A Hidden Life is a movie that I wish every moviegoer in the world would…

1917: a forgettable war story cleverly staged

Even if we grant 1917 the distinction of being the first war film to play from…

Favorite Films of 2019: The Top Twenty-One

At this point, here are my top 21 films of 2019.