Reviews

  • Proxy | Review

    Lady Liars and Psycho-sexual Thrills; Zach Parker’s Proxy is a Rocky Ride Countless blockbusters have used and abused the idea of doppelgängers and surrogates, but...

  • Proxy | Review #2

    Pinch-hitting: Parker’s Latest as Surprising As it is Unwieldy With a series of continuously improving indie horror thrillers under his belt, filmmaker Zack Parker launches...

  • 13 Sins | Review

    Game On: Stamm’s Latest a B-Grade But Fun Genre Flick Director Daniel Stamm leaves behind the found footage genre for his third outing as director...

  • Transcendence | Review

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes: Pfister’s Debut Oversteps Limited Reach Hopes were perhaps set a bit too high for the directorial debut of Wally Pfister,...

  • Soft In the Head | Review

    Head Case: Silver Returns With Another Slice of Low-fi Discomfort At the end of the final credits of Soft in the Head, Nathan Silver dedicates...

  • Fading Gigolo | Review

    Lapsed Interest: Turturro’s Latest Doesn’t Live Up to Promise There’s bound to be an odd draw to John Turturro’s latest directorial effort, Fading Gigolo, which...

  • Only Lovers Left Alive | Review

    Eternity and a Day: Jim Jarmusch’s Vampire Flick Is Typically Jarmuschian After his droll yet audience-friendly quirkfest Broken Flowers took home the Grand Prix at...

  • Perfect Sisters | Review

    Sister, My Sister: Brooks’ Uneven Debut Fumbles Producer Stanley M. Brooks makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters, one of those tawdry sounding stories about...

  • Draft Day | Review

    Final Draft: Reitman’s By the Numbers Sports Drama Director Ivan Reitman leaves behind the realm of rom-com for a masculine about-face with the football drama,...

  • Cuban Fury | Review

    1, 2 Step: Griffiths’ Debut Features Solo Frost in Winning Performance Though it may not command a notable shelf life in your memory, and even...

  • Hateship Loveship | Review

    Shipping Out: Johnson’s Sophomore Effort Misses the Boat Director Liza Johnson follows up her 2011 directorial debut, Return, with Hateship Loveship, an adaptation of a...

  • Ilo Ilo | Review

    Singapore Slump: Economics Brushed Aside in Chen’s Gem Debut In his autobiographical debut Ilo Ilo, young Singaporean helmer Anthony Chen delivers a beautifully simple story...

  • Under the Skin | Review

    Female Perversion: Glazer’s Latest a Strange, Hypnotic Exploration of the Body Feminine It’s been over a decade now since Jonathan Glazer’s exciting and strange sophomore...

  • Afflicted | Review

    From Dusk Till Foregone: Prowse & Lee’s Entertaining Debut Suffers From Formatting Traps There’s a lot of uncomfortable fun to be had as Afflicted unspools,...

  • In the Blood | Review

    Blood Crush: Stockwell Returns to Exotic Paradise for B Movie Thrills Considering that In the Blood was scripted by James Robert Johnston (The Howling Reborn;...

  • 10 Rules for Sleeping Around | Review

    To Sleep Perchance to Scream: Grief’s Latest a Comedy Cancer Every once in while a film comes along that’s so horrendously botched in every regard...

  • Nymphomaniac: Volume II | Review

    Get Into the Gloom: Von Trier Evades Easy Answers in Darker Second Chapter of Sexual Odyssey You can forget about love as well as any...

  • The Retrieval | Review

    Repo Men: Eska’s Latest a Gripping Coming of Age Narrative Certain to be referred to as an indie film counterpart to Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 Django...

  • Dom Hemingway | Review

    Vacant Domicile: Shepard’s Latest Hides Absence of Narrative Behind Titular Character As foul mouthed and over-the-top as it sometimes tends to be, Richard Sheperd’s latest,...

  • Noah | Review

    Wrath of a Titan: D’aronofsky’s Demilled Egg Four years after his critically lauded Black Swan, a work of finesse made despite budgetary limitations from Darren...