The Zookeeper's Wife
Has many lovely and moving moments but fails to capture the many layers of this unique story, relying instead on plainly-stated metaphors.
Steve Erickson lives in New York, where he writes for The Village Voice, Sight and Sound, Gay City News, Fandor, Film Comment, the Nashville Scene, Studio Daily and other publications. He has made four short films. His website is Chronicle of a Passion.
Fellini's major but overlooked "Roma" has received an excellent restoration by the Criterion Collection.
Robert Drew is not a household word, but he should be; all modern documentary cinema comes from 1960s innovations by him and his collaborators.
A look at the devolving marketplace in America for foreign language films.
A piece on Wim Wenders' "The American Friend," released on Blu-ray by Criterion tomorrow.
A review of "Agnès Varda in California," the new box set from Criterion and Eclipse.
An appreciation of Stephen Frears' "My Beautiful Laundrette" after its Criterion release.
An interview with Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno of "The Yes Men."
A piece on the wave of LGBT films at the Art of the Real at the Lincoln Film Center this April.
Steve Erickson discusses James Gray's career with the director of the upcoming The Immigrant.