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NYFF 56

15 films

A question asked during the Q & A of Bi Gan's fascinating "Long Day's Journey into Night" brought about an answer…

  • Red, White and Blue
  • Lovers Rock
  • Mangrove
  • Education
  • Alex Wheatle

Steve McQueen's Small Axe - Hospitable Spaces in a Hostile Place

5 films

So much of Steve McQueen's Small Axe series revolves around the West Indian immigrant community's anti-assimilationist struggle in Britain. We…

  • Memoria
  • The French Dispatch
  • Bergman Island
  • Ajeeb Daastaans
  • The Disciple

(2021)

10 films

Memoria inspired me to make a list to sort out films that I continue to think about from the past…

  • Hot Fuzz
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The World's End
  • Baby Driver
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The Wright Stuff

7 films

Recorded an all-too-short episode gushing about most of Wright’s filmography — particularly the Cornetto Trilogy. Discussions include the usual talk…

  • A Ghost Story
  • The Old Man & the Gun
  • The Year of the Everlasting Storm
  • Pete's Dragon
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Lowery Lane

7 films

David Lowery’s entire filmography is preoccupied with the idea of myths - tall-tales, or malleable, personal memories - controlling peoples’…

  • Tamasha
  • Jab We Met
  • Socha Na Tha
  • Rockstar
  • Highway

Imtiaz Aaj Kal

8 films

All of Imtiaz Ali's films straddle the line between "sufiyaana" and "sufiyaapa." Some very successfully convey all the inner strife…

  • Jackie Brown
  • Django Unchained
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Hateful Eight

Once Upon a Time in...Tarantinowood

10 films

All of Quentin Tarantino's films are like elaborately constructed "wax houses with a pulse." There's a few in which I…