Monday, February 19, 2018

The Florida Project

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" takes place in a blindingly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney's Magic Kingdom. For the children of single parents who live there, the Kissimmee, Florida, motel is a playground — even if they're living in poverty....

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount motel off a busy street called The Magic Castle.

It's painted in garish shades of lavender...

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights.

Movies take years to make, but many of this fall's films may feel almost preternaturally programmed for the President Trump era. Some...

Friday, May. 26, 2017

It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns.

The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with nearly as much...