The Fits

The Mute Child in Three Films: The Fits, Kicks, and Moonlight

2016 has been a mediocre year for mainstream American film. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some excellent work. But the product as a whole has been mired in redundant sequels and superheroes, and the blandness of the output is cause for alarm. But there is also cause for hope. This is all anecdotal for…

By Jonathan Eig
Lillian Randolph

America’s Long Road: Remembering Amanda and Lillian Randolph

We’ve come a long way. We have a long way yet to go. I recently revisited an important American movie from 1950. The movie is called No Way Out – a tense crime story revolving around race riots in an unnamed city. Joseph Mankiewicz directed and top-billed actors included Richard Widmark and Stephen McNally. But…

By Jonathan Eig