If it’s told by a storyteller, it must be a story.
Spotlighting some of the year’s best performances by non-actors.
Romance, and more, in the films of 2015.
On parity in the past.
On the year’s most memorable single acts and expressions.
Consider: unmatched stamina and the power of connection.
Inexhaustible experimenters brought out everyday beauty and banality alike.
Setting aside the ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to home in on films that—despite expectations—beguile.
BOB BIRDNOW’S REMARKABLE TALE OF HUMAN SURVIVAL AND THE TRANSCENDENCE OF SELF and the art of solo-performance cinema.
Locations, milieus, backdrops: evocation of setting has played a key role in some of the year’s most fascinating work.