By Keva York | March 16, 2024
First Look 2024

There is this diffusion to the image projected on the glass. The glass has this inherent texture, and the way color looks on it is not natural… it’s not quite like Technicolor, maybe more like two-strip Technicolor, or even some early hand-colored things.

By Sarah Fensom | March 15, 2024
First Look 2024

Philly Abe is not just a beleaguered downtown tenant fighting rapid gentrification, she’s also an avatar for a fading New York.

By Hannah Bonner | March 15, 2024
First Look 2024

The full scale of our emotions is cinematically clarified throughout these 13 films, chronicling a continuous transmutation of feeling into thought.

By Chris Shields | March 14, 2024
First Look 2024

Whereas the towering novel from which it takes its name, a timely meditation on the political and cultural environment in Europe leading up to the first world war, lives largely in its characters, Chachia and Voigt’s film, instead, personifies the “magic mountain” itself to unique and ghostly effect.

By David Schwartz | March 14, 2024
First Look 2024

Drawing inspiration from Resnais’s film and Lem’s novel (but mostly from the latter), the Polish director, film professor, and cineaste Kuba Mirkuda has created in Solaris Mon Amour a one-of-a-kind archival masterwork.

By Mark Asch | March 13, 2024
First Look 2024

New York is always being built and rebuilt on its own ruins, and this palimpsestic vision of the city is inextricable from the consequences of gentrification—the city is always ejecting people like Dakota from its slipstream.

By Caitlin Quinlan | March 12, 2024
First Look 2024

Around every corner, there are temptations and dangers calling him back to an old way of life. Yet in Sujo, which accompanies and expands upon Identifying Features so profoundly, hope is the sustaining force. Opening Night selection of First Look 2024 at Museum of the Moving Image.

By Nicholas Russell | March 11, 2024
First Look 2024

The audience sees engine-rendered vistas shot like B-roll, in-game interviews with players staged as talking heads, the physical limitations and cinematographic mores of real-life filmmaking transposed onto the lightweight, untethered physics of a video game.

The intrepid writers from our Touching the Screen video game column have joined forces for Reverse Shot’s first-ever year-end games roundup.

By Kelli Weston | February 9, 2024

Our imaginations forge our borders as surely as our borders forge us. Virginia Woolf demanded a room of her own, but Charlotte Brontë's lady in the attic might've had something altogether different to say about that. For ultimately we are the ones who affix meaning to place.

By Juan Barquin | February 1, 2024
Festival Dispatch

Love Machina, Desire Lines, Sebastian, Bold Eagle, Stress Positions, I Saw the TV Glow

By Eileen G'Sell | February 1, 2024
Festival Dispatch

My Old Ass, Good One, How to Have Sex, Essex Girls, Suncoast

January 26, 2024
Years in Review

Reverse Shot's annual awards and accolades, including Biggest Small Movie, Smallest Big Movie, Most Deflating Trend, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Goulash, Best Reality Break, Best Scene-Stealer, Most Myopic Biopic, Best Comeback Comedy, and more!

By Chloe Lizotte | January 24, 2024
Event Horizon

Lyrical turnarounds like “Drive boy dive boy / Dirty numb angel boy / In the doorway boy / She was a lipstick boy”—in this surreal context, the sounds of human confusion are not so far away from how a glitching machine might speak. Homer’s version, a synthetic soliloquy.