MOVIES

The Last American Hero (1973)

The Last American Hero (1973) – Review by Pauline Kael

“The last American hero” never goes soft, and maybe that’s why the picture felt so realistic to me; it wasn’t until I reread the Wolfe piece that I realized what a turnaround it was. But we believe the worst now — maybe only the worst.

My Psychedelic Love Story (2020)

My Psychedelic Love Story (2020) – Transcript

An examination of the high priest of LSD Timothy Leary through the eyes of famed lover Joanna Harcourt-Smith. Was Leary’s “perfect love” a CIA plant or was she simply a rich, beautiful young woman out for the adventure of a lifetime?

Pedro Pascal in "We Can Be Heroes" (2020)

We Can Be Heroes (2020) – Transcript

When alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.

Death to 2020 (2020)

Death to 2020 (2020) – Transcript

As the year we all want to end finally does, take a look back at 2020’s mad glory in this comedic retrospective from the creators of “Black Mirror”

Soul (2020)

Soul (2020) – Transcript

A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

The Witches (1990)

The Witches (1990) – Transcript

A recently orphaned young boy is taken to a seaside hotel in England by his grandmother, who is recuperating after an illness.. Also staying at their hotel is a group of witches who have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

The Midnight Sky (2020)

The Midnight Sky (2020) – Transcript

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Klaus (2019)

Klaus (2019) – Transcript

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg’s new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Orson Welles

Orson Welles: Of Time and Loss

Judged by first—even second or third—impressions, Welles’s films are a triumph of show over substance. His most memorable images seem like elephantine labors to bring forth mouse-size ideas.

Ingmar Bergman

Images and Words In Ingmar Bergman’s Films

In teaching the films of Ingmar Bergman it has become increasingly clear to me that it is his personal vision which attracts the students. Those who do not share that vision often find Bergman unexciting; they argue that technically he has added little to the art of film making and that in the area of cinematic form he remains a borrower rather than an inventor.