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Mark Asch

Mark Asch is the author of Close-Ups: New York Movies and a contributor to Reverse Shot, Hyperallergic, and other publications.

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Gilded Cage: Robert Ryan in Caught

Postwar Hollywood’s quintessential heavy wields his signature mix of brutality and neurosis to embody an abusive husband in Max Ophuls’s psychological drama.

By Mark Asch

Deep Dives

Masaki Kobayashi Plays Hardball

A noirish tale of closed-door dealings and systemic corruption, I Will Buy You is the anti-sports movie that feels most like baseball in 2020.

By Mark Asch


Mike Leigh Meets the Cure: The Three-Chord Nostalgia of Career Girls

One of the most iconic rock bands of the eighties provides the soundtrack to this poignant portrait of friendship and lost youth.

By Mark Asch