Michael Atkinson

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  • 21 days ago | Film Reviews

    Always an eagle-eyed portraitist of contemporary Italy and its socioeconomic peccadilloes, Gianni Amelio hasn't had a film released stateside in more than 15 years, and Intrepido: A Lonely Hero -- a strange, gentle, whimsically formulated c...

  • Always an eagle-eyed portraitist of contemporary Italy and its socioeconomic peccadilloes, Gianni Amelio hasn't had a film released here in over fifteen years, and this strange, gentle, whimsically formulated concoction may give us a clue as to...

  • Another gray-panther valediction: At 82, John Boorman caps off his unpredictably schizo career with this sequel to 1987's all-this-and-WWII boyhood memoir Hope and Glory, continuing the spry Brit's semi-autobiography into the Fifties. More...

  • 3 months ago | Film and TV

    In the olden days, what month it was never mattered to movies. But today the late-winter months are well known as a weedy boneyard of mouth-breathing Hollywood castoffs, and we explore it at the cost of our patience, time, shekels, and optimism. F...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    Call it Stone Age materialism, but I still think movies are worth owning in physical forms you can hold, shelve, and collect, and therefore worth giving as gifts. Fuck the Cloud -- who knows when Hulu will get sold to Google or when Netflix decide...

  • A lovely post-punk lark with one foot in '80s ironic-indieland and the other in Iran, Ana Lily Amirpour's feature debut could become a totem for a hipster world mad for jukebox funkiness, vampires, and gender-politics righteousness. It's got all...