Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Op-Ed: Art Imitating Life

In the past few years, it has felt almost predetermined that an actor cast as a major historical, political, or cultural figure in a biographical film will be in the running, or...

The Woman in the Picture: The Life and Legacy of Delphine Seyrig

When it was announced back in December that Chantal Ackerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) had been selected as the greatest film of all time for the Sight...

The Hidden Tragedy of Tony Scott’s ‘The Hunger’

Tony Scott’s vampires in The Hunger are not bound to the typical rules of vampirism established in late 1800s fiction. There is no garlic or a crucifix in sight, they can see...

Try Harder: An Overview of Modern Movie Posters

Everyday, movie studios worth a few billion dollars release promotional material for their upcoming slate of film releases. Given the importance of marketing, one would think that the design of a film’s...

The Unexpected Understanding of Tea and Sympathy

As far as its position within the queer cinematic canon, Vincent Minelli’s Tea and Sympathy, based on the play of the same name by Robert Anderson, is a hard film to pin...

Be Gay, Do Crime: A look back at ‘Swoon’, ‘The Living End’, and ‘Bound’

Queerness has always been a part of motion pictures, only the ways in which it has historically been portrayed has varied from decade-to-decade over the past 130 years. Those with insight to...

Op-Ed: Todd Hayne’s ‘Far From Heaven’ Honors Sirk’s ‘All That Heaven Allows’ In The Best Way Possible

Many current filmmakers aim, and miss, for the past glory of the golden age of Hollywood, whether that be adapting the life stories of history’s biggest stars into standard biopics, trying to...

‘Marty’: The Little Oscar Winner that Could

Eleven months ago, just before the 93rd Academy Awards, Esquire contributor Tom Nicholson wrote a listicle ranking all of the Academy’s Best Picture Winners from worst to best (last year’s winner Nomadland...

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