Author: Phil Hobbins-White

US cinema in May 2021

This monthly column provides an overview of the film landscape for all things American at the movies, including US characters, stories, settings, directors, stars and so on… Here I round up the upcoming theatrical releases, the forthcoming streaming highlights and...

US Cinema in April

This monthly column provides an overview of the film landscape for all things American at the movies, including US characters, stories, settings, directors, stars and so on… Here I round up the upcoming theatrical releases, the forthcoming streaming highlights and...

Showgirls Comes of Age /pt.1

Download PDF version Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned erotic film, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary later this year. This essay seeks to re-assess the film—which was almost universally derided upon its release in 1995—now that it is a quarter of a century...

Uncut Gems: dizzying and breathtaking cinema

Uncut Gems—the fourth feature film directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie—is an exhausting tale of gambling, jewels and loan sharks, and gives the audience very few opportunities to catch their breath during its runtime of over two hours, which...

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