Tag: michellewilliams

Blu-ray Review: Kelly Reichardt's CERTAIN WOMEN Joins the Criterion Collection

I love the rhythm of Kelly Reichardt's 2016 film, Certain Women. An unhurried triptych of stories about women in small-town Montana, Certain Women has the time (and the sense) to let moments hang, as tiny calibrations of feeling pass across...

Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Trailer: It Doesn't Start Until the Bearded Lady Sings

Last seen as a grizzled, aging mutant in Logan, Hugh Jackman is reborn as P.T. Barnum -- yes, the circus guy -- in The Greatest Showman. Reportedly, it's a musical, though the first trailer hints around that, instead focusing on...

Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Lonergan's Latest is Earnest if Predictable

The structural adventurousness of Kenneth Lonergan's film about an emotionally numb man learning to open his heart to others again is admirable. But we're too busy wading through the narrative thickets to entirely access the raw beating heart at its core.

New York 2016 Review: With CERTAIN WOMEN, Kelly Reichardt's Back in Form

If her newly restored/rediscovered debut film Rivers of Grass gave a nod to Bonnie and Clyde and old noir films, with Certain Women, Reichardt does Altman-- an ensemble cast and loosely connected stories structure based on short stories (by a Montana Native, Maile Meloy). But it's still very much Reichardt film: with muted tones, sense of melancholy and loneliness, Certain Women excels at being small, minimalistic character studies that are distinctly a small town Americana. Also, many of her films placed women in precarious situations to observe, but I think this is the first time that she is forefront about exclusively telling women's stories.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Trailer Rides Wave of Critical Praise

Emerging out of Sundance early this year as a critical favorite, Manchester by the Sea follows Casey Affleck, who finds himself the unexpected guardian of his teenage nephew. The first trailer leans heavily on the critical praise, which makes it...

Derek Cianfrance Talks True Violence, Ryan Gosling's Dreams, and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

I first had the pleasure of meeting Derek Cianfrance at Sundance 2010, where he premiered his feature debut Blue Valentine, a heart-wrenching and poignant look at the beginning and end of love featuring milestone performances by Ryan Gosling and Michelle...

TTTT: On Eating New Orleans (and OZ)

Tudor's Twitchin' Travel Tours has always had a travel motif. If one were to go back and look at all my "TTTT" column banner graphics (and you know you want to!), the one consistent element would be that they...