Movie Review: Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

About ten years back, I went to a play at one of my local rep theatres. If I remember right, it was an American premiere, but I suppose that doesn’t really figure into the story. The next day, I was inspired to send a $100 contribution to the theatre, with the accompanying note. “I saw…

By Jonathan Eig
Superstar The Karen Carpenter Story

The Fabulous Forties: 5 Short Films That Can’t Be Missed

Who decreed that feature films run two hours? Though there may be some organic rationale based on how two hours fits into an evening’s entertainment, there’s no rule that I know of that requires 120 minutes. The very first movies ran about 60 seconds, depending on how fast the camera was cranked, because that’s how…

By Jonathan Eig