.Richard von Busack

Mar 25, 2020

Digging Dirt

A difficult part of this quarantine stems from an essential loss of American identity: If you’re not working, and you can’t buy things, who...
Mar 19, 2020

Failed Goldilocks

It's fair to describe Hillary as a warts-and-all portrait. The four-part documentary shuttles between the 2016 presidential campaign and Hillary Rodham...
Feb 19, 2020

Flammable Romance

The two-woman, huntress-gets-captured-by-the-game romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire offers a lot, particularly ravishing color that makes the actresses look like Fragonard paintings,...
Feb 5, 2020

Starry Night

This year, the Oscars are like the cocktail bars at too many of today's receptions: no-host. One by one, some two-dozen stars will climb up...
Jan 22, 2020

‘Aeronauts’ keeps its head in the clouds

The gallant and thrilling The Aeronauts bypasses the problem of telling an adventure story about Victorians with large beards by making a romantic fiction...
Jan 15, 2020

War Stories

On April 16 in the year 1917, during the First World War, a pair of dozing English soldiers—Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman)—are...
Jan 1, 2020

Best on Screen

The top 10 films of 2019, in alphabetical order: The Big Hack, Captive State, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, The Lighthouse, 1917, Once Upon...
Dec 24, 2019

Rise & Fall

As you're composing yourself after the brassy blast of John Williams' theme song with its 42 years of weight behind it, here come the...