See Sidney Poitier in rare behind-the-scenes photos from In the Heat of the Night

See Sidney Poitier in rare behind-the-scenes photos from In the Heat of the Night They’re part of Park Circus and MGM’s upcoming Poitier tribute, which includes screenings of the film. But they’ll have to work together if they want to bring the killer to justice, a job that gradually builds a begrudging mutual respect between the two at-odds men. Film distributor Park Circus has teamed with MGM to pay homage to Poitier’s memory in the most fitting way of all: by bringing his masterly work back to the masses. Poitier…

Nightmare Alley

A ripping, brutal yard, but maybe some of that gorgeous text needed to be subtext. The first half is filled with dusty-jewel tones, vaudevillian ghoulishness and Terrence Malick-esque landscapes. It’s a feast of a film, with architectural precision and lush texture in every shot. But some of his visual metaphors can be a little heavy-handed, as the dualities spelled out in mirror and shadow often hold for a beat too long, which becomes increasingly frustrating in a film which takes its own sweet time. His new film, Nightmare Alley, appeals…

Cicada

Enjoyment. Themes of sexual abuse and the intersections of race and sexuality are slightly embroiled in a melodramatic conflict about authenticity, but never dealt with in an overly heavy-handed manner. For an indie, Cicada has its fair share of distracting cameos. The two leads draw on autobiography and are said to bring raw, lived-in qualities to Ben and Sam. The sound design doesn’t distract from the film’s awkwardness either, with dialogue much lower in the mix compared to the sudden and loud needledrop cues. Cicada Review by Marina Ashioti Share…