“The Banshees of Inisherin” review: The tragedy of moving on
Over Thanksgiving break, I had the opportunity to watch “The Banshees of Inisherin.” It managed to keep me on the edge of my seat for the entire 1 hour and 54 minute runtime. “The Banshees of Inisherin” is about the feud between two friends, Pádraic and Colm, which increasingly worsens over the course of the film. Every scene fluidly unfolds into the next, leaving you gripping the arms of your seat — at least I did. It holds for longer shots that capture parts of the landscape like jarring cliffs, foggy exteriors and scarcely light interiors. Other characters — like Pádraic’s sister who wants to leave the island and his new friend who has a hard time growing up — struggle with letting go and moving on.themiamihurricane.com
Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
DC’s “The Batman” stands apart from its predecessors, dives headfirst into the character’s mind
Nearly ten years since “The Dark Knight Rises” completed the Christopher Nolan trilogy, “The Batman” brings DC’s most valuable character back to its recently-empty pedestal. Taking up the mantle from Ben Affleck — who intended to direct and lead the film — Pattinson delivers a more low-key performance than Affleck or Christian Bale. This version of Bruce Wayne makes mistakes, his gear isn’t what one expects from Batman and he’s completely isolated. Not on the level of Bale or Michael Keaton yet, but Pattinson has room to grow into the cowl. Reeves is incredible at separating his interpretation from past directors, especially the complicated process of detaching from Affleck’s planned work.themiamihurricane.com
New this week: Spike Lee flick, 'Artemis Fowl,' Norah Jones
This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors in a scene from the Spike Lee film "Da 5 Bloods." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIESDa 5 Bloods: Its always the right time for a Spike Lee joint and thankfully Netflix has his latest ready to debut Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONGabrielle Union, engaged in a battle with NBC over her firing from Americas Got Talent, is firmly in control on L.A.s Finest, the drama she produces and stars in with Jessica Alba. Also back are closeted man of the cloth Leonard (Al Weaver) and Tessa-Peake Jones as an indispensable if stern housekeeper.