Steve Erickson

 

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  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    However you look at Julian Assange — radical hero, martyr, Trumpist sell-out, probable rapist, victim of his cult of personality — there’s something in Laura Poitras’ documentary Risk to confirm your point of view. You might not think there would ...

  • However you look at Julian Assange — radical hero, martyr, Trumpist sell-out, probable rapist, victim of his cult of personality -- there's something in Laura Poitras' documentary Risk to confirm your point of view.

    Poitras began...

  • On the surface, writer-director Ryan Jaffe's road-trip comedy seems to combine two trends: marijuana chic and recent indie films centered on senior citizens. It kicks off with the 89-year-old Estelle (Cloris Leachman) proudly proclaiming herself...

  • Recent European films like Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac and Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake have drawn on the visual vocabulary of porn to make sex look like a chore only the compulsive would bother engaging in. While...

  • Louder Than Words features pretty people, pretty architecture, and pretty shots of nature, all of which seems a bit tone-deaf in a film built around a young girl's death from rabies. A purportedly inspirational tale based on a true story,...

  • Despite his superficial unpredictability from film to film, François Ozon's work often examines sexual states of flux, especially among teens and young women. His latest, Young & Beautiful, explores the world of Isabelle (Marine...

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