Produced by Spike Lee, Stefon Bristol’s See You Yesterday takes a whimsical premise—involving a time machine—and takes it in a boldly unexpected direction.
There’s something that seems effortless about Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ buoyant, slickly entertaining period sports drama, Battle of the Sexes.
There’s an odd, enjoyable predictability to The Trip to Spain, the third of Michael Winterbottom’s Trip movie trilogy with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
Joshua Oppenheimer, one of the sharpest, most articulate filmmakers working today, had even more to say in a separate interview in late 2014 with MM contributor Josh Ralske—and far be it for us not to share it. Consider the following additional material an even more comprehensive dive into the historical, cinematic context behind these films, and their complex implications on Indonesia’s politics and culture.
Nick Broomfield’s new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, tells a shocking and lurid story. Lonnie Franklin Jr. is said by the LAPD to have murdered at least 10 women over a 22-year period, but there’s evidence to suggest he killed many more. Most of them appear to have been prostitutes and drug addicts.
The multi-award-winning Kelly Reichardt has produced work of such routinely superb quality that it eluded me until recently how far outside the mainstream she’s considered. She’s justly revered by discerning film critics and festival programmers, and these days, thanks in part to Michelle Williams’ outstanding work in Wendy & Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff, A-list actors are eager to work with her. And yet, as you’ll read below, there’s a disheartening precariousness to her filmmaking career.