Tag Archives: Spike Lee

2020 Movie Recommendations

I’m probably missing some. And there are still a couple of foreign films I haven’t seen. The Assistant (2020; d. Kitty Green)- It’s so so good, and so “of our moment” it’s almost eerie. But it’s the WAY that Kitty … Continue reading

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NYFCC Awards 2020

Today the members of the NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle) voted on this year’s best. We did it over Zoom. We normally meet in person. They are anonymous ballots, and it’s an involved system – you need a certain … Continue reading

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November 2020 Viewing Diary

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993; d. Steven Zaillian) Popped this fave in because I was still revved up by Queen’s Gambit … I love this movie so much. Makes me cry every time. Supernatural, Season 15, episode 17 “Unity” (2020; … Continue reading

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Spike Lee’s short film New York New York

Yesterday in a press conference, the President* said the words “If you take New York out of the equation, we have a low mortality rate.” The words “FUCK. YOU.” don’t even begin to express my feelings about the heartlessness of … Continue reading

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Present Tense: Audience vs. Alone

My new column is up, this about the special thing that happens sometimes (rarely) when an audience of strangers merges into one being. I still go see movies in the theatre (although certainly not like I used to back in … Continue reading

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Film Comment Countdown and Live Talk

Last night, I participated in a Film Comment live talk at Lincoln Center, hosted/moderated by Film Comment editor-in-chief Nic Rapold, which involved “unveiling” Film Comment‘s Top 10 of 2018. The other critics there were Michael Koresky, Nick Pinkerton and Molly … Continue reading

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Rogerebert.com: The 10 Best of 2018

All the Rogerebert.com contributors sent in votes, they were tallied up, resulting in a Top 10 for the site. (Our individual Top 10s will be published later). For now, here is our Top 10, each entry written by a different … Continue reading

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2018 Movies: An Embarrassment of Riches

My non-definitive Top 10 is here. Many of the films in the list below had spots on the Top 10 until I had to bump them off. But here are the films that were alternates for my Top 10, movies … Continue reading

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August 2018 Viewing Diary

Ballerina (2009; d. Bertrand Normand) I tripped over this documentary on FilmStruck (I love dance documentaries), and it’s really really good. Not only do you get to know a bunch of different dancers, but it’s a portrait of what ballet … Continue reading

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2016 Movies To See

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