Atlantics Section (This Week’s Movies)


Mame Bineta Sane: Atlantics (Netflix)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald, and etc.

Atlantics. “Just when you think you have this movie figured out, it shape-shifts on you.”

The Rhythm Section. “Clumsy and cliched, which keeps it from hitting any kind of stride.”

For the Scarecrow Video blog, I contribute a Seasoned Ticket entry that looks back to Atlantics director Mati Diop’s acting career: the beguiling 2008 Claire Denis film 35 Shots of Rum.

Speaking of Scarecrow, we’ll have another “semester” of Scarecrow Academy beginning in February. “The Art in Horror: Horror and the Director” takes a look at how directorial style lives in the horror film, from F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu to John Carpenter’s The Thing. The series will occupy consecutive Saturday afternoons for ten weeks (start time is 2 p.m.), and it’s free. More info here.

At What a Feeling! this week, more 1980s reviews: Michael Apted’s Firstborn, Diane Kurys’ Entre Nous, Hal Ashby’s 8 Million Ways to Die, Ulu Grosbard’s Falling in Love, and Peter Yates’s The Dresser.


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