Hans Morgenstern has contributed to Miami New Times for too many decades, but he's grown to love Miami's arts and culture scene because of it. He is the chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle, and most of his film criticism can be found on Independent Ethos (indieethos.com) if not in New Times.
3 months ago | Film and TV
Five Feet Apart. Noses blowing and heavy sobs will be heard around the world when Five Feet Apart releases this week, another entry into the odd little subgenre that is Romance Featuring One Or More Terminally Ill Characters (whose most popular fi...
4 months ago | Film and TV
Arctic. The feature film debut by writer-director Joe Penna is a rather grim and grueling survivalist action movie peppered by a handful of startling OMG moments. Underneath all that, however, lies powerful subtext about how purpose adds meaning t...
5 months ago | Film and TV
Opening with an establishing shot of Art Basel Miami Beach, Dan Gilroy's new Netflix movie, Velvet Buzzsaw, which recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival, sets up its premise by cheapening Miami’s art scene in the predictable manner you’d exp...
11 months ago | Film and TV
This year, Florida’s premier horror film festival, Popcorn Frights, moves its series of chilling works to Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. The festival gave New Times film critics Juan Antonio Barquin and Hans Morgenstern a preview of several of t...
1 year ago | Interviews
In 2013, David Bowie wrote a song on his album The Next Day called “Valentine’s Day.” It was about a school shooting not unlike the one that happened February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The coincidence is not lost on longtime Bowi...
4 years ago | Concerts
It may sound a little mystical, but Jose Ferrer, the multi-instrumentalist, looping mastermind behind Boxwood credits his subconscious for inspiring his lyrics. The 34-year-old does not like the idea of confessional lyrics, which he calls "diary w...