Cheerfully on point, workplace comedy Late Night plays out complex issues with the easy candor of its star, Mindy Kaling
A blurb on Mrinal Sen’s EK DIN PRATIDIN (NYFF 1980), contributed to a collection of write-ups celebrating Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary.
Fear is not an option: Anand Patwardhan’s essay film traces the pattern of political and sectarian violence across the modern history of India
As a send-up of the postmodern discourse about art, The Plagiarists is hilariously successful. But as a work of art in itself, it feels uninviting and closed off, insulated by its own convictions.
At this year’s Berlin Critics’ Week, I was invited as a guest speaker for the post-screening debate on Kostas Samaras’ MAGIC SKIN.
At this year’s Berlinale, a number of films contend with questions of the archive.
A poignant tribute to the resilience of cinephilia, TALKING ABOUT TREES chronicles the efforts of a group of retired Sudanese filmmakers to revive a defunct cinema.
In the haunting opening sequence of Wang Quan’an’s ÖNDÖG, a car stumbles upon a dead woman in the heart of the Mongolian steppe, its headlights eerily illuminating her naked body.
Broken systems: two Sundance films highlight the breakdowns that occur when the public good meets the free market
The transatlantic move between two incredibly robust film cultures has deeply influenced my foray into criticism.