Reviews

  • Life of Crime | Review

    Criminal Intent: Leonard Done Light What remains most enticing about Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime is its connection to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 masterwork, Jackie Brown....

  • The Damned | Review

    Damned If You Do: Garcia’s Creepy House Horror a Non-Entity For some strange reason, IFC Midnight decided to release direct-to-DVD pro Victor Garcia’s latest film,...

  • The Last of Robin Hood | Review

    Beverly Center: Flynn’s Final Scandal Makes for Interesting Cinematic Footnote It’s been eight years since Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s 2006 sophomore film, Quinceanera swept...

  • To Be Takei | Review

    Living Long and Prospering: Kroot Recounts the Star’s Trek From Internment to the Internet Thanks to his witty and sincere presence on various social media...

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill | Review

    Love the Sinner: Miller & Rodriguez Bring Back Hyperstylized Noir with Mixed Results It has been almost a decade since the visually innovative Sin City...

  • Salvo | Review

    Miracle Worker: Italian Duo’s Debut a Cold Rumination on Tenuous Connection Though its initial setup holds considerable promise, due mostly to subdued visual cues that...

  • Metro Manila | Review

    A Better Life: Ellis’ Latest a Masterful Drama of Sacrifice British director Sean Ellis brings us to the Philippines with his third feature film, Metro...

  • Cam2Cam | Review

    Cam a lot: Soisson’s Stilted Thriller as Dated as it is Laughably Inarticulate The only thing horrifying in Joel Soisson’s techno born thriller Cam2Cam is...

  • May in the Summer | Review

    Summer of Our Discontent: Dabis’ Sophomore Feature an Uneven Venture Nebraska born filmmaker Cherien Dabis follows up her well received 2009 debut Amreeka with a...

  • Love Is Strange | 2014 Review

    Married Life: Sachs’ Latest a Subtle Portrayal of Love, Marriage, and Familial Bonds Following on the heels of his 2012 film, Keep the Lights On,...

  • 14 Blades | Review

    Blades of Glory: Lee Brings the Old West to the Ming Dynasty Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee’s 2010 film, 14 Blades is at last making...

  • Expedition to the End of the World | Review

    Dencik Sails For Science and Existentialism At first glance, Danish director Daniel Dencik’s Expedition to the End of the World seems a blatant ripoff of...

  • The One I Love | Review

    Love the One You’re With: McDowell’s Exceptional Debut is Remarkable Lo-fi Sci-fi Almost impossible to discuss without tarnishing the highly nuanced and inventive twists it...

  • Are You Here | Review

    One Has to Ask: Weiner’s Debut a Floundering Misfire Success sometimes has a blindsiding effect on self-criticism and control, which may very well be the...

  • The Giver | Review

    Tis Better to Give: Noyce’s Adaptation Too Little Too Late in YA Dystopic Cinema In today’s onslaught of dystopic film franchises dominated by adaptations of...

  • Jealousy | Review

    Cold Day in the Park: Garrel’s Green Monster in Black and White Director Philippe Garrel returns to his prized black and white format for a...

  • Jake Squared | Review

    Multiplicity: Goldberg’s Latest a Mediocre Mash-up of the Masculinity Affliction A handful of exquisite references are bound to crop up in a discussion of Howard...

  • Moebius | Review

    Freudian Slip: Ki-duk Gets to the Greek South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk outdoes himself with his latest theatrical release, Moebius, so named for the continuous...

  • Dinosaur 13 | Review

    Miller Asks: Who’s Dinosaur Is It Anyways? Before 1990, only twelve Tyrannosaurus Rex had ever been discovered. As you may have guessed, Dinosaur 13 documents...

  • Abuse of Weakness | Review

    My Afternoon With Maud’s Money: Breillat’s Most Personal Film Showcases Huppert Catherine Breillat leaves behind the series of Grimm’s fairy tales she was adapting and...