A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Marielle Heller’s third feature A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a poignant glance into the morals of Fred Rogers, known as Mister Rogers, an icon of American children’s television. The film follows Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), journalist who holds onto the darkness of his past which shapes his pessimistic outlook on life. When tasked… Read More A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Yentl (1983)

Barbra Streisand’s directorial debut follows the titular character (Streisand), a young woman living in an Ashkenazi Jewish community in the early 20th century who disguises as a man to study in a Yeshiva after her father passes away. Based on the short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer and cowritten by Streisand and Jack Rosenthal, Yentl is a… Read More Yentl (1983)

Mustang (2015)

A gem of a film you may have missed this past decade comes in the form of this Oscar-nominated Turkish-French film. Mustang is the debut feature by filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven and follows five young sisters who are forced into arranged marriages after they are caught innocently playing in the sea with male classmates. Told… Read More Mustang (2015)

Unpicking the Witch: Suzy and Rose in Retrospect

When watching Dario Argento’s horror classic Suspiria (1977) and its thematic sequel Inferno (1980), it’s understandable that the mind would instantly capture the bright cinematography and bloody violence that occurs throughout the film. What Argento doesn’t receive credit for, however, is the portrayal of its female protagonists, Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) and Rose Elliot (Irene Miracle). Both characters are… Read More Unpicking the Witch: Suzy and Rose in Retrospect