Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Allyson Gronowitz

Flipping the Script on: The ‘Alien’ Franchise’s Underappreciated Gem, ‘Prometheus’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated....

’13 Reasons Why’ Tackles Tough but Important Topics – and that’s why it’s Must-See TV

13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s hit new show, is an impossible endeavor. Adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult novel by Jay...

Blu-ray Pick: ‘Miss Hokusai’ Spotlights the Bold, Talented Daughter of a Famous Japanese Painter

Miss Hokusai, now out on DVD and Blu-ray, is a film that is notable as much for its own meta-history as it is for...

Flipping the Script on: Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Third Star’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated....

Blu-ray Pick: Gael García Bernal Publicizes the Migrant Experience in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Desierto’

The best kinds of movies provide emotional context to the thorniest political, ideological and philosophical issues that plague us as a species. Now available...

Blu-ray Pick: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton Deliver Powerhouse Performances in ‘Loving’

For such a groundbreaking story, Jeff Nichols’ Loving, now available on DVD and Blu-ray, is notable for its silence. Although the quiet solemnity of...

Flipping the Script on: ‘Pacific Rim’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated....

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Shine a Spotlight on Syria

As someone with a short attention span who also embraces opportunities to learn more about the world, I have always appreciated the allure of...

Academy Award Nominees for Best Live Action Short Focus on Immigration, Poverty, and the Music of Old and Young Souls

Like animated short films, live action shorts need to pack an immediate emotional punch. As a result, short films often tap into themes already...

Time Twisted Tales & “Pear Cider” Highlight Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animation)

  What the best short films lack in running time, they make up for in emotional impact and – especially in the animation category –...

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