Bio: Michelle Orange is the author of This Is Running for Your Life, forthcoming from FSG. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the New York Times, the Village Voice, Movieline and other publications.
'Gangster Squad' packs plenty of Hollywood acting power but falls flat by treading the same old gangster-movie clichés it ought to be celebrating.
Michael Apted's latest entry in his Up series, 56 Up, shows his subjects confronting middle age and confronting what it means to live a life captured on film.
Quentin Tarantino's latest, Django Unchained, shoots up the pre-Civil War South, evoking violence both cinematic and horrifyingly historical.
Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's new movie about the manhunt and killing of Osama bin Laden, tries to be entertainment and journalism at once, but ends up just being evasive.
Rust and Bone, the latest film from Jacques Audiard, is a somewhat overextended narrative, saved and centered by star Marion Cotillard
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln forgoes deep scrutiny in favor of the accepted historical legend, but it is also a tribute to the president's greatest work.
'Nobody Walks,' the new movie from Ry Russo Young and co-written by Lena Dunham, looks at the old problem of infidelity, and comes to new conclusions.
Director Andrea Arnold vacillated between self-deprecating and cleverly defensive at a Q&A on her recent adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
In Looper, Jason Gordon-Levitt plays a time-traveling hit man, but the movie also time travels, self-consciously seeking inspiration and reference from similar films of the past.
In Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, the famed fashion icon of the last century explains why the route to fabulousness usually starts in Paris.