Pollack: Havana (1990)

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

One of the most languorous and sumptuously atmospheric films in Sydney Pollack’s long career, Havana updates Casablanca for the early 1990s, by way of a period piece set on [...]

Weir: Green Card (1990)

July 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Peter Weir’s follow-up to Dead Poets Society, Green Card was both his first solo screenplay since the 1970s, and his first screenplay for an American film. Not [...]

Raimi: Darkman (1990)

July 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Before he made Spider-Man, Sam Raimi came up with his own original superhero for his first Hollywood studio film. Watching Darkman now, it’s amazing how different it looks [...]

Waters: Cry-Baby (1990)

June 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

More often than not, I’ve found that John Waters’ films exhibit an incredible energy and sensibility, but don’t necessarily come together as films. Of course, that’s [...]

Larrain: Neruda (2016)

June 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pablo Larrain’s film about Pablo Neruda is his second for 2016 after Jackie, and in many ways it functions as a kind of companion piece. Like Jackie, Neruda is just a [...]