Reviews

  • Nina | Review

    A Matter of Resistance: Mort’s Compromised Portrait of a Musical Legend She may try with a considerable, ambitious might, but Zoe Saldana does not conjure...

  • A Hologram for the King | Review

    Same as it ever Was: Tykwer’s Unwieldy Intersection of Commerce and Culture We’ve seen an increasing amount of films featuring Americans floundering about in the...

  • The Meddler | Review

    Chapter Two: Scafaria Scores with Sarandon in Earnest Character Portrait Writer-director Lorene Scafaria manages her most accomplished work to date with sophomore feature, The Meddler,...

  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War | Review

    Sister, My Sister: Love is a Much Belabored Thing in Fairy Tale Pre/Sequel While it certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel (or, for that matter, capture...

  • Wedding Doll | Review

    Dolled Up: Giladi’s Melancholy Debut on Dreams Deferred Lives and loves hampered by the desires of others provides the basis for Israeli documentarian Nitzan Giladi’s...

  • Tale of Tales | Review

    Good Gaud: Garrone’s Critique of Aristocracy Goes Barely Skin-Deep Italy’s film industry is enjoying something of a renaissance lately, though honestly it’d have to be...

  • Men and Chicken | Review

    Cheep cheep cheep: Jensen’s Bizarre Family Reunion Known for his incredibly prolific career as a screenwriter, penning several of Susanne Bier’s most internationally renowned films...

  • Barbershop: The Next Cut | Review

    Southside with You: Lee Instills Relevance to Third Franchise Chapter Clearly, there are more pressing issues than the consistent lack of acknowledgement for black artists...

  • Colonia | Review

    Ticket to Heaven: Gallenberger Depicts Chilean Torture Cult The devastation General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship waged on Chile from the moment of his infamous 1973 coup...

  • Criminal | Review

    The Iceman Cometh: Vromen Baffles with Illogical Romantic Thriller Director Ariel Vromen dashes the promise shown in his 2012 portrait of contract killer Richard Kuklinski...

  • A Married Woman (1964) | Review

    Charlotte’s Web: Godard’s Detailed Fragments of Woman Consumed Cohen Media Group presents a limited theatrical re-release of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film A Married Woman in...

  • Green Room | Review

    Music Lets the People Come Together: Saulnier’s Latest an Enjoyably Intense Thriller Director Jeremy Saulnier follows the promise of his 2013 breakout thriller Blue Ruin,...

  • One More Time | Review

    Begin Again: Edwards’ Satisfying Sophomore Film Utilizes Walken Thanks to the overwhelming trend of quirk, cliché, or contrivance evident in most American indie offerings (whether...

  • The Boss | Review

    She’s a Hustla, Baby: Falcone and McCarthy Sew Themselves a Silly Badge Melissa McCarthy arrives as a perpetually turtle-necked, foul mouthed CEO with abandonment issues...

  • Neon Bull | Review

    The Tail End: Mascaro’s Sophomore Feature a Strikingly Sensual Exhibition For his sophomore directorial effort, Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro examines a strange universe through his...

  • The Invitation | Review

    Your Friends & Neighbors: Kusama’s Enjoyably Tense Cult Thriller Since premiering her phenomenal, Michelle Rodriguez starring indie debut Girlfight in 2000, Karyn Kusama hasn’t lived up...

  • Louder Than Bombs | Review

    Another Time, Another Place: Trier’s Graceful, Quiet English Language Debut Norwegian director Joachim Trier reteams with his regular scribe Eskil Vogt for Louder Than Bombs,...

  • Kill Your Friends | Review

    How to Get Ahead in Miming: Harris’ Recycles the Sociopathic Entrepreneur Owen Harris dips out of television for feature debut Kill Your Friends, an adaptation...

  • Everybody Wants Some!! | Review

    Second Helpings: Linklater Hits the Joie de Vivre Sweet Spot Director Richard Linklater joyously returns to the nostalgia tipped obliviousness of youth with period piece...

  • Darling | Review

    When She Calls You Sweetheart: Keating Invokes Femme Fou with Derivative Art-house Thriller Riding the thin line between copycatting and homage, indie director Mickey Keating...