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!
On this edition of After Image, I chat with Metro Arts’ producer Veronica Straight-Lingo about Undine (currently in limited release) and In the Heights (now in wide release and on HBO Max until July 11). Listen to After Image, Fridays … Continue reading
A young woman knows where she is going. She always has. Today it is to the island of Kiloran in the Scottish Hebrides. It will take a day and a night to get there—first by train, then by boat—but when … Continue reading I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING!
Director Jacques Demy sought to make a movie that would make audiences cry. He succeeded in spades. It helps that Michelle Legrande provided one of the most indelible film scores of all time, and cinematographer Jean Rabier found the sourness … Continue reading THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
On Jan. 21, 1958, Charles Starkweather entered the Nebraska home of girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate and shot and killed her father, mother, and 2-year-old sister. The two went on the lam, and Starkweather slew seven more over the course of … Continue reading BADLANDS
There comes a moment, nearly three-quarters through the abysmally dull and bizarre Deadhead Miles—starring Alan Arkin as a long-haul truck driver—where Arkin takes another driver aside to show him something in his cab. Curious, the driver peers into the truck and … Continue reading Terrence Malick Retrospective
If Denzel Washington only acted in one movie, and that movie was Malcolm X, then Washington would still be one of the greatest actors of his generation. Washington fills every inch of the frame with explosive fury and words that cut … Continue reading MALCOLM X
On this week’s edition of After Image, I chat with Metro Arts’ producer Veronica Straight-Lingo about Supernova (out in theaters, where available), The Little Things (in theaters and on HBO Max), and the Flatirons Food Film Festival (virtual until Feb. … Continue reading
Joe Deacon (Denzel Washington) used to be the Los Angeles Police Force’s top detective. Used to be: Five years ago, a momentary decision proved momentous, and Deacon traded in his LAPD shield for a Kern County sheriff’s badge and started … Continue reading THE LITTLE THINGS