By Greg Cwik | February 2, 2023
At the Museum

The ghost of Bogart hovers over two films from the 1970s that are screening in the Snubbed series, selections that exemplify the Academy’s indifference to unlikable antiheroes adrift in diffuse underworlds.

January 22, 2023
Years in Review

Reverse Shot's annual awards and accolades including Best Pandemic Party, Most Unshakable and Cynical Endings, Best Actress, Scariest Comedy, Greatest Ignored Performance, Least Necessary Retread, and the Offenses.

January 11, 2023
Years in Review

It may have felt like a wasteland, but, judging by the voters in our annual poll, we nevertheless experienced a wealth of films that excited us and gave us hope.

By Gavin Smith | December 15, 2022

The book just about holds together thanks to its sheer freewheeling enthusiasm and shoot-from-the-hip attitude, dispensing opinions by the yard, almost all of them hyperbolic. And hyperbole is just one of the problems.

By Daniel Witkin | December 1, 2022
Screen Play

The soccer highlight video has proliferated. Whether 90 seconds or 10-plus minutes, these little portraits of players are essential for fans who try to keep up with the game in all its inexhaustible intricacies . . . They also have an aesthetic of their own, with their own characteristic music, montage, and mise-en-scène.

By Z. W. Lewis | November 14, 2022
At the Museum

Tsuchimoto made more than a dozen more films about Minamata, which reflects a level of personal dedication unrivaled by most other documentarians. He also made films about student revolts, the plight of the average fisherman, Siberia, and Afghanistan.

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, The Funhouse, Ginger Snaps, Frenzy, Maniac, Baby Blood, Possum

By Greg Cwik | October 20, 2022
At the Museum

Translating Poe to a visual medium is an inherently tricky endeavor: though the plots of his stories lend themselves to film, the everlasting poignancy of his work is his deft use of language to conjure moods of ominous ineffability.

October 1, 2022
A Few Great Pumpkins

Every Halloween, Reverse Shot presents a week’s worth of perfect holiday recommendations. Here is a complete list of every film covered in our A Few Great Pumpkins essay series, 2006–2021.

By Sarah Fensom | September 23, 2022
At the Museum

That tension that Caan carries merely by being on-screen might be best exemplified in The Gambler, the 1974 film directed by Karel Reisz from a James Toback script. It follows Caan as Axel Freed, a clever Harvard-educated literature professor and gambling addict from a well-to-do New York Jewish family.

By Dan Schindel | September 23, 2022
Touching the Screen

The titles forming this recent trend have diegetic time loops, ones built into their narratives and acknowledged by the characters.

I actively learned from what I saw at the Costa Rican International Film Festival: words, sensations, geographies, lost histories. And I learned even more from the artistic director, Fernando Chaves Espinach, a curator with a strong sense of where the fest has been and where it is headed.

By Eric Hynes | August 11, 2022
Make It Real

Welcome to the 20th annual declaration of the Golden Age of Documentary Filmmaking. Or is it the 25th annual? The moniker has been invoked intermittently for roughly this last fifth of the history of film exhibition.

Discussing the work of David Cronenberg and the trans metaphors and tactility of his latest film, Crimes of the Future.