Second Glance: The Dazzling Experimentation of the Restored ‘Raising Cain’

Welcome to “Second Glance,” a bi-weekly column that spotlights an older film of note (thanks to an anniversary, a connection to a new release, or new disc or streaming availability) that was not as commercially or critically successful as it should’ve been. This week, on the eve of its 25th anniversary, we take a look […]

The TV Movie Adaptation of Zadie Smith’s May Flatten the Author’s Literary Experimentation — Yet it Remains Wholly Compelling

The critical generalization typically goes that movies that are too loyal to their book source material can seem more like live action summaries — jumping from important moment to important moment without ever stopping to breathe — than their own artistic statements. (Thus the argument that series adaptations are the superior form to be extracted […]