UNDER THE INFLUENCE: “Midsommar,” directed by Ari Aster

The family will take care of you, have no fear
Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor and William Jackson Harper
Directed by Ari Aster

Ari Aster has not only proven himself to be a great director of horror (as he did so expertly in his 2018 feature debut “Hereditary”) but a great filmmaker as he takes his new film, “Midsommar” to the level of Art. According to Aster, a very bad breakup led to the creation of this spine-chilling nightmare, one made even more frightening due to the fact that it all takes place under the bright ... more >

Death and Guilt down in Tribeca

"What Richard did" and "Whitewash"

Those who prefer their accidental-murderer-with-a-guilty-conscience stories to be brooding and inconclusive will get a kick out of “Whitewash,” the more-or-less one-man dark comedy from Canada, starring Thomas Haden Church, and the small-scale Irish drama “What Richard Did,” both currently showing at the Tribeca Film Festival. Set in remote stretches of wintry Northern Quebec, Emanuel ... more >