Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Little Men’ (2016)

Two 13-year-old boys become pawns in a much larger family scenario involving homes, livelihood and money in Little Men, a film about gentrification of neighborhoods and human spirits. Co-written and directed by Ira Sachs, the movie quickly sets up a seemingly insoluble issue. Through his father’s death, Manhattan resident Brian Jardine (Greg Kinnear) has inherited […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘Gloria’ (2014)

In the opening moments of the Chilean movie Gloria, the titular character, divorced for a decade and who’s pushing the older side of middle-age, is at an demographically appropriate nightclub in Santiago. With drink in hand, she’s unashamedly fishing for a man. But what director Sebastián Lelio winds up exploring is Gloria’s profound personal confusion […]