25th Hour
Criticism

25th Hour

Director Spike Lee’s preoccupation with the events of 9/11 first becomes evident during the opening credits of 25th Hour, which spotlight the infamous “Towers of Light” that emanated from Ground Zero at the end of last year. From there, 9/11 is everywhere; not simply alluded to, but prominently highlighted in numerous moments of hats-off, hands-over-heart … Continue reading

All the Real Girls
Criticism

All the Real Girls

“Green’s incredibly insightful film offers an insider’s glimpse at rural America’s landscape: abandoned factories, deserted railroad yards, barren fields and muddy stock-car tracks, all rendered achingly beautiful by Tim Orr’s stunning cinematography. All the while, it paints a vivid portrait of the working-class citizens who inhabit these places. All of them, it seems, have regrets … Continue reading