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“Garland, Kelly, and countless others paved the way for the song-and-dance tradition that Streisand would uphold in her first film appearance, which arrived in theaters some time after this distinctly American genre truly peaked. And yet what Streisand accomplishes in Funny Girl is at once a redefinition of what a musical star can look like as well as a reconfirmation of what so many of us re...

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“I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there’s nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.” This Sunday, Cicely Tyson, one of the greatest actors to ever grace the silver screen, will receive a long overdue Honorary Academy Award for a l...

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“You like my bones, don’t you? After my body is cremated… and they’re pink, like a pure cherry blossom… you’ll want them, won’t you?” Zigeunerweisen (1980) dir. Seijun Suzuki cinematography: Kazue Nagatsuka

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madame bovary (2014, dir. sophie barthes)

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Fireworks Wednesday (2006) Dir. Asghar Farhadi This film is quite unique, Hedieh Tehrani’s performance was amazing and Taraneh Alidoosti is wonderful; almost an Alice in Wonderland-like quality to her performance in the way that she enters these peoples lives and experiences the love, truth and lies of a troubled marriage while on the cusp of her own. The more I see Farhadi’s films the mor...

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