Oscar-nominated ‘Honeyland’ is filmmaking by candle light in Northern Macedonia

By Gregory Crofton Expected a cinematic take on a beekeeper’s life, but found an even richer story on honey gathering, the challenge of bad neighbors and the difficulty of living sustainably in a capitalistic world. All told the filmmaking team…

‘Miss Americana’ is a huge hit on Netflix with Taylor Swift fans, but is it any good?

By Gregory Crofton Taylor Swift is brilliant, no doubt. She was that annoying nerd in high school who did everything right, but in her case songwriting and entertaining, not being class president, was the game to play. One of the…

‘Everybody’s Everything’ examines short life of Lil Peep, his infectious emo trap rap and fatal drug use

By Gregory Crofton Lil Peep, a once-a-generation superstar in the making, who had “Exit Life” tattooed across his back, died unexpectedly in late 2017 right as he was gaining a broader recognition in pop music and American culture. His fans,…

‘INLAND SEA’ drifts through end times on the coast of Japan

By Jonathon Norcross “Inland Sea” is the seventh “observational film” by Kazuhiro Soda. It profiles the inhabitants of Ushimado, a decaying Japanese fishing village, as they cling to a way of life that is rapidly fading. One of the film’s…

Roy Cohn is Dead, But He Still Put Trump in Office

By Gregory Crofton “Where is My Roy Cohn?” is a new documentary by Matt Tyrnauer (Studio 54, Valentino: The Last Emperor) that aims to map out how America arrived at a place where its democracy is being shredded by President…

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