Tagged with The Look of Silence

Stay Frosty Oscars: My Half-Assed Academy Awards Predictions

Stay Frosty Oscars: My Half-Assed Academy Awards Predictions


Fair warning: I really didn’t want to write this piece, and I’m doing it out of misguided obligation. Maybe I’m whining, but cut me some slack; I’ve already written about the #OscarsSoWhite fracas, and also contributed a handful of yadda yaddas to Paste Magazine’s annual Oscar preview (though I spend most of my yaddas turning my nose up at the … Continue reading

12 Most Memorable Movie Characters of 2015

12 Most Memorable Movie Characters of 2015


“Another year, another slate of movie releases in the history books, and with it a bevy of new characters gracing the big screen. Just like making the movies themselves, though, making a truly memorable character is a major challenge. You have to get them right on the page before you can cast them, for one … Continue reading

Interview: Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look of Silence

Interview: Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look of Silence


“Joshua Oppenheimer has dedicated the last decade of his life to exposing the Indonesian genocide that occurred between 1965 and 1966, but he first began to tell his story to the world back in 2013, when Drafthouse Films released Oppenheimer’s film The Act of Killing to critical acclaim and an eventual Oscar nomination. The doc … Continue reading

Closing Dispatch: IFFBoston

Closing Dispatch: IFFBoston


“And just like that, the 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston came to a close, not with a whimper, but with a big screen sick-lit adaptation made for the Sundance set. A lot more than that took place before IFFBoston’s closing night blowout, of course, but ending on Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying … Continue reading