By Max Carpenter | March 10, 2023

Like most changed realities after COVID, there is ample fodder for both hope and concern. While centrally located theaters are thriving marvelously, places a little off the beaten track are having more trouble than usual coaxing people to journey out for old films.

By Chloe Lizotte | March 8, 2023
Event Horizon

While watching these world-famous women pantomime Brady fandom, I thought, bizarrely, of people I knew, wrapped up in different fascinations; I wondered about the importance of spectatorship to everyday life.

By Matthew Eng | February 9, 2023
Festival Dispatch

Little Richard: I Am Everything, The Disappearance of Shere Hite, Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, The Stroll, A Still Small Voice

By Caitlin Quinlan | February 8, 2023
Festival Dispatch

Featuring reviews of Gush, A Common Sequence, Last Things, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, and You Hurt My Feelings

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

Saint Omer, The Fabelmans, The Eternal Daughter, EO, Crimes of the Future, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Nope, We're All Going to the World's Fair, Aftersun, No Bears, Armageddon Time

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.