Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice, for which she first began writing in 2000. She is also a contributor to Artforum and Bookforum.
3 days ago | Film and TV
"See what's there and make a film about what's there, rather than trying to re-create a script that calls for specific locations. Go out and see what's available," Susan Seidelman told American Cinematographer in 1983, a year after her first featu...
10 days ago | Film and TV
Already under way, BAMcinématek's "Four More Years: An Election Special" encompasses sixty years' worth of narratives and documentaries about the varying levels of lunacy, hucksterism, hope, and despair that attend our quadrennial ritual of select...
11 days ago | Film and TV
Catherine Corsini’s lovely, sultry Summertime, a 1971-set tale about two women of different ages and class backgrounds who fall in love, celebrates erotic abandon but never loses its mind. Unlike Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color (20...
16 days ago | Film and TV
The most eminent of American cinema’s husband-and-wife collaborators, John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands made six films between 1968 and 1984 that astonish for their high-wire daring, their humor, and their excavation of unbearable truths. This sex...
18 days ago | Film and TV
"My dirty secret is that I love 4K," said a garrulous American woman sitting behind me to her incredulous screening companion. The confession — who would ever admit to preferring cold, antiseptic DCP to celluloid, still vibrant and sumptuous no ma...
19 days ago | Film and TV
Kindly allow this lengthy aside and conspiracy theorizing: I can't start my review of Paul Feig's all-distaff redo of Ghostbusters without first mentioning the stupefying chaos that attended last Thursday evening's press screening, the only one of...