The 28th Miami International Film Festival

By Oscar Jubis. It hardly seems to matter that the Miami International Film Festival has a new director, the third in four years, because the festival has a blueprint for success and a well-established identity. The 28th edition boasted a good selection of 73 features reflecting the festival’s traditional predilection […]

Bloodied Light: The cinema of Martin McDonagh

By Marshall Botvinick. ‘I’m sorry,’ says a somber doctor just as the opening credits for Six Shooter(2005), Martin McDonagh’s first film, dissolve. For a playwright known for his remorseless characters, it is a surprising way to begin a cinematic career, and it sends a clear signal to his viewers that […]