Even in her dreams and fantasies, Diane is tortured.
Sideways is the kind of character-focused dramedy that shows you what and who is at the heart of pretension or, conversely, what and who is at the heart of someone who wants to be pretentious, but has no idea what they’re talking about.
What we may suppress when we eye-roll at an unruly 12-year-old, Cuesta remembers with a tangible empathy.
For any white person to watch this movie through a lens of colorblindness is to miss much of the deeper meaning of the film.
What is it about music that makes it capable of creating instant harmony between people?
Babette has ovaries, and she’s fucking tough as nails.
If the oppressive patriarchy were a cartoon villain, he’d be twiddling his mustache in the corner right now, purring “eeexcellent.”