In the vast silence and through the many pauses in action, Fang reminds us that all art is a series of choices. She succeeds in turning down the volume on the world, making us lean forward and listen close. To slow down, to pay attention, and to find virtue in that peace.
Don’t Be Scared of ‘Boys State’
If Boys State is a microcosm of our political system (the lack of girls notwithstanding), of the youth participating in it and their dedication to the cause, have so, so, so much hope.
Let ‘Little Voice’ Sweep You Away
Little Voice is the sweet, hopeful antidote to our current moment.
Who’s Afraid of Shirley Jackson?
‘Shirley’ imagines the unconventional woman as societal terrorist, capable of profound, delectable corruption.
‘Yesterday’ Rises Above Its Gimmick… Mostly
‘Yesterday’ knows exactly how charming it is and goddamnit is it fun.
‘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 – June 10-30
Catching up on three weeks’ worth of watching! New movies, old TV, revolutionary comedy, and more.
‘Dietland’ is Weighed Down by Plot
Don’t ever say marketing doesn’t work, because an Instagram ad for this show got me. It was an animation, where … More
‘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