I guess you could say the low point arrived on March 27, 2022, with the broadcast of the 94th Academy Awards. No, the “slap heard ’round the world” wasn’t it—though that cast a pall over the proceedings, didn’t it?—but the … Continue reading Cinema 101
On this week’s edition of After Image, I chat with Metro Arts’ producer Veronica Straight-Lingo about the new documentary, Bitterbrush (playing theatrically in limited release on On Demand through all the usual providers), Cha Cha Real Smooth (also in limited … Continue reading
Why do you want to dance?” the man asks the girl. The girl pauses and answers his question with a question, “Why do you want to live?” “I don’t know exactly why,” the man responds with a smile. “But I … Continue reading THE RED SHOES
Made in 1925, Charlie Chaplin’s greatest comedy is also his most recognizable. From the Little Tramp (Chaplin) woefully underdressed in the Klondike to hunger so intense he envisions his cabin-mate as a large roast chicken. But it’s the dance of … Continue reading THE GOLD RUSH
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!
Filmmaking is an act of optimism. Setting ideas to paper; convincing others to come and join the party; devoting time, money, blood, sweat, and tears to capture those images on celluloid; believing those images can carry meaning throughout the world; … Continue reading THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
With shelter-in-place orders here to stay for the foreseeable future, moviegoing remains a homebound activity. That’s fine and all, there are more movies to see via streaming than we could watch in several lifetimes, but a wealth of options can … Continue reading BLACK NARCISSUS
I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing—it should have a little bit of magic. Magic being untouchable and very difficult … Continue reading Born On This Day — December 5, 1902