“If You Can Cut the Boring Scenes Out, That Saves Time”: Juho Kuosmanen on The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Jarkko Lahti in The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Juho Kuosmanen’s first feature, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, is a modest-seeming film that hits all of its marks with unusual precision, following featherweight boxer Mäki (Jarkko Lahti) in the two weeks leading up to a big fight…  Read more

By Apr 24, 2017

Tribeca ’17: Five Questions with Water Warriors Director Michael Premo

Water Warriors

I saw Water Warriors in February, just a month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, during its world premiere at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. The short film and multimedia photo exhibition provided an element of much-needed hope at a time when…  Read more

By Apr 21, 2017

Drawn to Disaster: In My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Dash Shaw Cartoons Teenage Angst

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Hormones wreck havoc throughout the body, sending the fragile teenage ego into dismay, and for a good part of our formative years we exist in a state between childhood innocence and realizations of adulthood. Showcasing sharp wit and highly quotable…  Read more

By Apr 14, 2017

“The Language is Being Destroyed”: Terence Davies on A Quiet Passion

Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle in A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion is a film of many firsts for Terence Davies: his first biopic, his first all-digital-feature, and — unexpectedly — his first work which, for a time, could pass for a comedy. Davies introduces Emily Dickinson as a young…  Read more

By Apr 13, 2017

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