more by George Sax
published on Aug. 1, 2018 6am
You may find yourself laughing and wincing almost simultaneously at Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade. That’s a compliment.
published on Jun. 13, 2018 1pm
In this film adaptation, Chekhov’s subtleties and singular mix of ambiguity and pointedness are often flattened by technique
published on Jun. 6, 2018 9am
Paul Schrader’s new picture seems very personal, carefully and even painfully achieved for much of its length.
published on May. 16, 2018 8am
Two films—the first better than the second—about two women’s struggles with traditionalism.
published on Apr. 25, 2018 7am
A large portion of the credit for Andrew Haigh’s affecting and memorable Lean on Pete goes to its young star, Charlie Plummer.
published on Apr. 17, 2018 7pm
Entertaining Alan Alda in a scene from Alison Chernick’s Itzhak, her documentary about Itzhak Perlman, the eminent violinist jokingly offers a deprecating self-characterization.
published on Apr. 11, 2018 7am
Feel free to interpret Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion animated movie as a cautionary fable about contemporary threats to justice and freedom.
published on Mar. 20, 2018 5pm
Steven Soderbergh has inserted a little embed joke into a scene in his new horror thriller Unsane.
published on Mar. 6, 2018 4pm
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film opens locally this week at Dipson Eastern Hills.
published on Jan. 16, 2018 11pm
More than 30 years ago, in an afterward to his groundbreaking study of the movie industry’s use and misuse of gay characters and themes, The Celluloid Closet, Vito Russo wrote that he’d decided “that what we need is no more films about homosexuality.” The ones then being made were...