There is a lot of well-meaning ignorance floating around this story, but ignorance is only well-meaning if it does more good than harm.
‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Keeps Its Woman Difficult
That McCarthy plays Israel with the fearful distrust of an abused dog creates a distinct relationship between viewer and subject: she’s a protagonist that begs to be sympathized with but doesn’t command it.
‘The Wife’ Perpetuates an Unhelpful Narrative
It’s tempting to believe that the post-Weinstein revelations would yield semi-immediate results, given the fervor with which the court of public opinion rendered their verdict against those men. But then a film like “The Wife” comes along.
The Nitpic’s Summer Watch Review – July 1-7
I swam, I tanned, and I mostly binged.
The Nitpic’s Summer Watch Review – June 10-30
Catching up on three weeks’ worth of watching! New movies, old TV, revolutionary comedy, and more.
The Nitpic’s Summer Watch Review – June 3 – 9
Summer, traditionally, is not a fun time for me.
‘Hereditary’ Smothers Its Best Self
Deservedly or not, Hereditary has claimed its place among other well-received horror films of the last year or so that … More
‘Disobedience’ Betrays Its Characters
Disobedience follows Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weiss) from New York back to her home town in England after learning that her father, … More
The Merit and Uncomfortable Politics of Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’
Does it make you a bad person for buying a ticket to see Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’?
The Key of Failure: ‘Nina’ Film Review
The fury of negative press surrounding the tone-deaf casting would have overshadowed even a good movie, but first-time director Cynthia Mort’s take on the life and career of the prolific Simone is uninspired, misguided, and tedious.