1. Aftersun I loved this marvelous debut by director Charlotte Wells the first time I saw it (at the Chicago International Film Festival in October), but I didn’t quite put together all of Aftersun’s pieces until seeing it for a second time, when it felt even more devastating. Paul Mescal rightfully earned praise for his… Continue reading Favorite Movies of 2022
Another somewhat belated year-end list: Here are my favorite movies of 2021. 1. Memoria Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s masterpiece may seem at first like a puzzle film—one of those movies with hidden meanings that can be deciphered if you think about them hard enough. And maybe, to some extent, that’s what it is. After pondering the… Continue reading Favorite Movies of 2021
Better late than never? It’s the end of 2021, and everyone is ranking their choices for the year’s best films. But I never got around to doing a list for 2020. So here it is. Finally. I procrastinated because I was waiting to see some of the major 2020 movies that weren’t available yet when… Continue reading Favorite Movies of … 2020
Underground Bee, February 20, 2017 — See my choices for the best films of 2016.