February 23, 2016

Beginning later this week, I will be moving 1More Film Blog back to stand alone hosting. Read more

February 16, 2016

A decade after the world’s most famous documentary sent us running for the hills, Greenland hasn’t broken in half, the World Trade Center Memorial site isn’t underwater, and global warming hasn’t killed us all. Read more

February 7, 2016

It’s morning in Manhattan and the legion of the city’s models rise. They dress in a beautiful catalog of lingerie, skirts and stilettos and open their cabinets full of luxury makeup and eyeliner. When they hail taxis with cutting precision, they clutch their designer purses in their other arms. All of this opening scene takes place to the sound of KT Tunstall 2005 pop hit, “Suddenly I See,” which is perhaps a little too on the mark. We hear lyrics like, “She’s a beautiful girl / and everything around her is a silver pool of light,” and “Suddenly I see / This is what I want to be,” and we can’t help but wonder if The Devil Wears Prada will be 109 minutes of glorifying the fashion industry. Read more

February 3, 2016

There is a certain stigma attached to adults watching animated films, as if they are doing something that is only for children. Henn works to change that misconception, “We create films that are hopefully enjoyed by everybody.” Read more

February 1, 2016

When was the last time you actually watched Snow White? Read more

January 30, 2016

By any standard, Room is a film full of meaning. But compared to the other contenders for Best Picture, including Spotlight, The Big Short and The Revenant, Room possesses a singularly ambitious vision. Read more

January 26, 2016

The sheer spectacle of Fury Road is almost on the scale of grand opera; it’s dominated and driven forward by form and design. Read more

January 20, 2016

Friendships are often an incalculable mix of ecstasy and disillusionment. Read more

January 17, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the Oscars this week. With the exception of the omission of Todd Haynes’s Carol (a film I wasn’t all that enthusiastic about), there were no big surprises in the Best Picture category. Before the ceremony to announce the winners on February 28th, I’ll be asking some regular contributors to make and explain their own selection from among the nominated films. Spotlight was not the nominee that ranked the… Read more

January 12, 2016

I hate to use the word “sweet” when describing a film. There’s no way to make it not sound like a backhanded compliment. Read more

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