Tagged: willem dafoe

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Scott’s Movie Journal #7

The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino, 2019) (first view) A very promising debut. Each scene is handled in one shot, and while its bravura sometimes threatens to eclipse its beauty, the writing and performances are so honest that it doesn’t really...

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The Lighthouse: Bewitched, by Dave Platt

From its opening overture, Robert Eggers’s mesmerizing sophomore feature The Lighthouse is permeated with an inexorable sense of creeping, otherworldly dread. The scenario is simple: Thomas Wake (Dafoe), a seasoned and ever-so-salty veteran of the sea and Ephraim Winslow (Pattinson),...

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Vox Lux: God Is a Woman, by Josh Long

The transition from actor to director isn’t always a smooth one but Brady Corbet is making that move quietly and deftly. His debut feature, 2015’s haunting The Childhood of a Leader flew under the radar for most moviegoers, but was...

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Sequelcast 2: Spider-Man

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Spider-Man from 2002, the first film in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is a nerd who gets bitten by a DNA-enhanced super spider. Parker struggles with his super powers while trying to flirt...