Jake Mulligan

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

The kineticism and speed of the whole picture has the same kind of effect as its central drink. "Women on the Verge" leaves you confused, woozy, and entirely contented.

by Jake Mulligan | Mar 3, 2017

Something Wild
Something Wild

The disc's study of the Actor's Studio technique loops back around: It's not just a record of what "the method" could achieve in the frame, but also a record of what it could achieve for the people behind it.

by Jake Mulligan | Feb 22, 2017

Fox And His Friends
Fox And His Friends

As the trailer professes, only Fassbinder could've filmed it.

by Jake Mulligan | Mar 1, 2017

His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday

This is a definitive presentation of one of the defining American comedies-and it's one of the rare "special edition" releases that lives up to the pedigree of the film it's presenting.

by Jake Mulligan | Feb 13, 2017

Comes A Horseman
Comes A Horseman

The narrative and imagery are each antiques, even if the themes haven't begun to age.

by Jake Mulligan | Jan 30, 2017

Two for the Road
Two for the Road

The in-between state that "Two For the Road" occupies is not a failing. It's the film's greatest pleasure. To watch it is to see the past engage the present in conversation.

by Jake Mulligan | Jan 19, 2017

Heart of a Dog
Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson is a storyteller, and it is her spoken narratives that give "Heart" its soul, moreso than any "multimedia." For better or worse, the images are just following along.

by Jake Mulligan | Jan 10, 2017

Stardust Memories
Stardust Memories

Perhaps "Stardust Memories" isn't self-serving. Perhaps it is even self-aware. But that doesn't change that it's selfish.

by Jake Mulligan | Jan 4, 2017

The Keys of the Kingdom
The Keys of the Kingdom

Peck may not give this movie sex appeal, but he does give it doubt. And that's where its finest drama comes from -- not from the tragedies and triumphs that precede the close-ups, but from the acting happening inside them.

by Jake Mulligan | Jan 13, 2017

Moby Dick
Moby Dick

Huston may have streamlined "Moby Dick," but that's not to say he simplified it. Better to say that he managed the Ahabian task of visualizing it.

by Jake Mulligan | Dec 14, 2016


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