Tag: josephinedecker

Now Streaming: SHIRLEY Rises to the Level of Film Art

Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman and Michael Stuhlbarg star in director Josephine Decker's biographical drama par excellence.

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Tableaux - LUCKY GRANDMA and SHIRLEY

Two women, of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and different time periods, in New York, form a tidy lesson in tableau poster design.  The first, coming at you with bold yellow typesetting, is Lucky Grandma, where "an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma...

Sundance 2020 Review: SHIRLEY Introduces Moviegoers to the Literary Horror Writer They Never Knew

Without Shirley Jackson, the author of the seminal 1949 short story, The Lottery, or her 1960 novel-length psychological horror novel, The Haunting of Hill House (adapted by director Robert Wise three years later into an acknowledged classic of the supernatural...

CineMage - Episode Two: (In)glorious Americana

SA Editor Benjamin Umstead's new column studies the intersections between film culture, social systems, mental health and the nature of self-awareness and actualization through a humorous lens.

Review: MADELINE'S MADELINE, Josephine Decker's Stunning Drama

The notion of authenticity can often get haphazardly tossed around when talking about cinema. Indeed, one's declaration of authenticity can tread a fine line with hyperbole. What are we really saying when we shout "this film is so authentic!" Authentic...

BAMcinemaFest 2018 Dispatch: Spotlighted Selections

The tenth edition of BAMcinemaFest, screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Rose Cinemas and the BAM Harvey Theater through July 1, continues its tradition of showcasing bold, idiosyncratic, and accomplished cinematic visions in American independent cinema, along with...

Sundance 2018 Review: MADELINE'S MADELINE Dances in the Delight and Dread of the Feminine Intuitive

Madeline's Madeline is what we mean when we talk about authentic cinema; pure cinema, brimming over with euphoria and empathy and a direct perspective of a human, both inside and out, mental and physical, that feels so complete as to be dizzying. revelatory

Crowdfund This: TORMENTING THE HEN, Social Malaise and Toxic Love

Let's get right to it: Tormenting the Hen is not a movie about a tortured domestic female bird. Instead, it's a live-action feature film whose heart "lies right there in the title," according to the official crowdfunding site. "Just who...

Review: COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS Dreams with Insight and Ambition

It is hard to deny the wealth of imagination and craft apparent across all five dreams featured in this omnibus work.

Crowdfund This: Dream Inspired Web Series COLLECTIVE:UNCONCIOUS

It's not everyday you get a group of up and coming American directors pooling their colleague's/ collaborator's dreams for their next creative endeavor, but that's exactly what collective:unconscious is.What's to get excited about here is two-fold: Project producer Dan Schoenbrun...

First Time Fest 2014 Review: BUTTER ON THE LATCH, A Fascinating, Elliptical Psychological Horror Tale

First Time Fest, beyond all its star-studded packaging, is at its core about showcasing new filmmaking talent, and perhaps the most fascinating and fully-formed talent featured this year is director, actress, and performance artist Josephine Decker, who now has two...