Where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves … And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world. Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces 2008’s Iron Man may have been a small … Continue reading AVENGERS: END GAME
It’s hard to overstate the significance of 1939 in American cinema. Even though the movies were nearly four decades old, a series of events and artistic developments conspired to bring Hollywood into maturity. Some of these advancements were technological: sound … Continue reading 1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year
Somebody asked me, what would be a dream project of yours?” director Douglas Tirola recounts. “I immediately had this vision of a book on my shelf at home that I have had since I was a teenager—the 10th-anniversary collection of … Continue reading Douglas Tirola on DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD
Harold Lloyd’s Glasses character was a real go-getter. The middle-class boy next door could accomplish anything he put his mind to. And it made him immensely popular with the rah-rah-rah mentality of the Roaring Twenties. 1923’s Safety Last! might be his best, … Continue reading SAFETY LAST!
From May 2007 to July 2008, directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington were embedded in the Korengal Valley to document U.S. troops stationed at the base, Restrepo. Their 2010 documentary, Restrepo, was a breathtaking portrayal of what war feels like, and it … Continue reading KORENGAL
There is nothing connected with the staging of a motion picture that a womancannot do as easily as a man, and there is no reason why she cannot completely master every technicality of the art. So wrote Alice Guy-Blaché in the … Continue reading BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE
Ask Boulder filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll when she got the idea for her latest documentary, A Small Good Thing, and she’ll go back a lot further than you might expect: “From as long as I can remember, even as a little girl, … Continue reading Pamela Tanner Boll on A SMALL GOOD THING
How do you sum up a life in 500 words? That’s the problem Bruce Weber, a veteran obituary writer for the New York Times, faces every morning at 9. Weber’s desk is cluttered with biographies and memoirs ranging from Keith Richards’s Life to basketball … Continue reading OBIT.
So it’s fare-thee-well, my own true love. We’ll meet an-other day, an-other time. It ain’t the leavin’ that’s a-grievin’ me, but my darlin’ who’s bound to stay behind. —Bob Dylan, “Farewell” Dani (Florence Pugh) is hurting. A family tragedy has … Continue reading MIDSOMMAR