Noah Millman

Posts tagged “movies”

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


Posting has been light (actually nonexistent) for the past week because I’ve …

Posted January 24th, 2014

Save The Cat

“Inside Llewyn Davis” is the Coen Brothers’ portrait of the artist as a young failure.

Posted January 17th, 2014

Turing’s Love Test

“Her” is a clever Pygmalion story for the iPhone age—and wonderfully acted.

Posted January 10th, 2014

Russell’s “Hustle”

“American Hustle” is a Scorsese film shot by a master of screwball comedy.

Posted January 3rd, 2014

100 Movies to See Again in 2014

Why these films keep you coming back for more

Posted December 31st, 2013

Narrative Dissatisfactions In “12 Years A Slave”

Earlier this week, I saw Steve McQueen’s film, “12 Years A Slave,” …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

Another Crack At Nebraska

A movie moves from pointing at bad choices to compassion for those who made them.

Posted December 19th, 2013

A Slow Thaw in Frozen “Nebraska”

A movie with love and tenderness amidst the great unhappiness

Posted December 13th, 2013

Is The Man With The Camera Ideas Or Personality Illustrating?

A Noam Chomsky documentary falls short of the man’s ideas.

Posted November 24th, 2013

Double Feature Feature, All Is Lost in Space Edition

“Gravity” & “All is Lost” explore the nature of solitude and salvation.

Posted October 28th, 2013

The Two Films in “Captain Phillips”

The Tom Hanks thriller eschews triumphalism to show both sides of the global power imbalance.

Posted October 14th, 2013

Losing My Religion, And Missing It When It’s Gone

One of the other and somewhat unexpected stresses associated with shooting my …

Posted September 30th, 2013