- By Ken Hardin | Posted on June 13, 2019
Your emotional reaction to “Halston,” which opens Friday, June 14, at Speed Cinema, will boil down to how you feel about genius. Either you’ll see the titular designer Roy Halston Frowick, a giant of American fashion, as a creative maelstrom whose passion and ambition...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on May 6, 2019
“Amazing Grace” is more than a movie. It’s a chance to see and hear Aretha Franklin perform the live sessions that birthed her immortal 1972 gospel double-album of the same name. That’s all you need. And if you miss it during its extended run...
- By Michael L. Jones | Posted on March 22, 2019
Speed Cinema will present "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" this weekend as part its Appalshop at 50 series honoring the Whiteburg, Kentucky nonprofit production company.
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on March 14, 2019
When the prestigious Walker Art Center in Minneapolis was looking for a way to get people off their cell phones and personal video screens and into a more communal experience, the answer was clear. Cat videos. Cat videos solve everything. At the suggestion of...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on February 22, 2019
The “experts” seem to think the race for the Best Picture Oscar is down to a handful of hopefuls, while the Best Actor and Best Actress awards appear to be locked up for an uncanny performance in a biopic and a career achievement award...
- By Eli Keel | Posted on February 6, 2019
Just before Speed Cinema’s screening of “Andrei Rublev,” the three-hour-long black-and-white masterpiece by Soviet-era Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, a trailer played for the Alfonso Cuarón film Oscar-nominated film “Roma.” The snippet of the film was beautiful. Full of sweeping, gorgeous images, it had a depth of...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on February 1, 2019
The Academy Awards are a mixed bag, at least in terms of how the film industry uses its highest honor to promote its product. One one hand, the Academy has used its expanded Best Picture nominations to basically rubber-stamp “quality” on otherwise middling box-office...
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on November 30, 2018
Keaton’s legacy as perhaps the silent cinema’s greatest physical comedian will be celebrated over the next two months at Speed Cinema.
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on September 6, 2018
If you're going to stage your first full-scale retrospective of a director’s career, you can’t do better than Ingmar Bergman.
- By Ken Hardin | Posted on August 21, 2018
Writer Lee Minoff brought a British sense of childlike humor to the film, embracing the whimsical naiveté of the Summer of Love that The Beatles’ embodied.