Cheerfully on point, workplace comedy Late Night plays out complex issues with the easy candor of its star, Mindy Kaling
A blurb on Mrinal Sen’s EK DIN PRATIDIN (NYFF 1980), contributed to a collection of write-ups celebrating Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary.
Fear is not an option: Anand Patwardhan’s essay film traces the pattern of political and sectarian violence across the modern history of India
In Kochi, a bustling port city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Kashmiri immigrants say they’ve found a safe haven—for the most part.
Face off: a conversation about Jordan Peele’s Us and issues of horror, race, class, and criticism itself
As a send-up of the postmodern discourse about art, The Plagiarists is hilariously successful. But as a work of art in itself, it feels uninviting and closed off, insulated by its own convictions.
At this year’s Berlin Critics’ Week, I was invited as a guest speaker for the post-screening debate on Kostas Samaras’ MAGIC SKIN.
At this year’s Berlinale, a number of films contend with questions of the archive.
A poignant tribute to the resilience of cinephilia, TALKING ABOUT TREES chronicles the efforts of a group of retired Sudanese filmmakers to revive a defunct cinema.
In the haunting opening sequence of Wang Quan’an’s ÖNDÖG, a car stumbles upon a dead woman in the heart of the Mongolian steppe, its headlights eerily illuminating her naked body.