Noah Millman

Posts tagged “movies”

A Follow-Up On “Two Days, One Night”

Based on the comments I received, I think I may have been …

Posted January 27th, 2015

The Soul of Man Under the Mixed Economy

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s film, “Two Days, One Night” asks the question: what happens to solidarity when workers have to hand out pink slips to each other?

Posted January 26th, 2015

Three Questions For J. C. Chandor

Is “A Most Violent Year” a failed homage to the great New York crime and corruption films of the 1970s, or is it trying to subvert our expectations of such films?

Posted January 15th, 2015

And The Nominees Are . . .

Well, the official nominations are out, and my predictions are batting . …

Posted January 15th, 2015

Oscar Predictions (Now Don’t Be Grouchy)

We’re all going to wind up in the trash bin of history eventually. In the meantime, let’s go to the movies.

Posted January 12th, 2015

List, List, O List: a Premature 2014 Movie Rundown

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” and “The Babadook”

Posted December 29th, 2014

Theatrical Double-Feature Feature: White Christmas Edition

I don’t usually do double-feature features for live theater, because, well, you …

Posted December 27th, 2014

Why I’m Not Getting On the “Interview” Outrage Bandwagon

The arguments for hyperventilation don’t hold water.

Posted December 19th, 2014

Channing Tatum. Wrestling Picture. Whadaya Need – A Road Map?

Wrestling with the structure of the film, “Foxcatcher.”

Posted December 3rd, 2014

The Anti-Salieri? Or a Musical Travis Bickle? Another Read On “Whiplash”

Commenter Stas Wirthing on my last film-related post thinks I missed what …

Posted December 1st, 2014

Double Feature Feature: 10,000 Hours Edition

“Whiplash,” the new film from writer-director Damien Chazelle, paired with “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky’s hit: is genius really 99% perspiration?

Posted November 28th, 2014

Double Feature Feature: Walking Shadow Edition

Two innovative movies about theater: “Birdman” and “Synecdoche, New York”

Posted November 7th, 2014

Reading Myself and Others

“Listen Up Philip,” a cinematic study in literary narcissism, from Alex Ross Perry.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

Double Feature-Feature: I Kill With My [Censored] Edition

Scarlett Johansson takes a camp premise seriously, and stares into an alien abyss.

Posted May 16th, 2014

An Obligatory Oscar Post

Picking the winners for Sunday night’s Academy Awards

Posted February 27th, 2014

What Is A “Religious” Film Anyway?

Religion’s ostensible decline in Hollywood is a function of changes in economics and culture

Posted February 26th, 2014

Corporate Culture As A Sophisticated Interlocking Brick System

‘The Lego Movie’ pitches a humane work culture to kids.

Posted February 19th, 2014