I tried. I tried to find some lighter summer viewing, but alas, I came back to two of the better productions I’ve seen this year. We end up this month on a lighter note, sort of, with a book review from a guest writer.
Indie Prof: “Women Talking” and “A House Made of Splinters”
This month, I rectify an omission from the March Oscars column, and I add in a Best Documentary nominee as well. To follow the theme, I include a timely short book review that tracks along with the film reviews.
Indie Prof: Women+Film Month at the Denver Film Society
April is Women+Film month at the Denver Film Society, and this year’s program runs from April 5–10. From the Denver Film Society: “Women+Film showcases documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming; both by and about women.
Annual Oscar Review
The annual Oscar column is here, so into the breach we go. Enjoy!
Indie Prof: All Quiet on The Western Front, Retrograde, and The Sixth Extinction
The Oscars loom, and I continue to review films that will be nominated or that I think should be nominated. This was a particularly good year for international film, and so this month I review another of the best films as well as a wonderful new documentary plus a book review.
Indie Prof: “The Whale,” “Navalny,” and “Bag Man”
This month Indie Prof reviews the Darren Aronofsky film “The Whale, a documentary about Vladimir Putin’s foe Alexei Navalny, and a review of Rachel Maddow’s book “Bag Man.”
Indie Prof: “Holy Spider” and “Argentina, 1985”
This month Indie Prof gives a a longer review of a film from the Denver Film Festival as well as another international feature that surely will be nominated for an Oscar.
Indie Prof: The 2022 Denver Film Festival
The Denver Film Festival is here, and this year’s lineup is a great one. The best news: the in-person shows, the filmmaker and star visits, and the parties are back this year. The festival runs from November 2–13.
Indie Prof – “The Woman King” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Mark your calendars: the Denver Film Festival runs from November 2 to 13 this year. Once tickets go on sale, a must-see at the festival is “Klondike,” a Ukrainian film.
Indie Prof – Two International Works
This month’s column celebrates two international works that thrill, delight, and simultaneously make us cringe at points. In short, they represent the best of this beautiful art form.