Reviews

  • 6 Years | VOD Review

    There’s Always Tomorrow…Maybe: Fidell Explores the Familiar Predicaments of the LTR Director Hannah Fidell follows her 2013 debut A Teacher with concisely minded 6 Years,...

  • Guidance | Review

    Life Coach: Mills’ Debut a Showcase for Own Multi-talents Toronto based filmmaker Pat Mills makes his directorial debut with Guidance, a dark hearted comedy that...

  • Digging For Fire | Review

    Dem Bones: Swanberg’s Mellow Examination of Married Life A married couple’s weekend apart turns into the sort of mildly enterprising exploration of what happens when...

  • Some Kind of Beautiful | Review

    Some Kind of Nonsense: Vaughan’s Unintentional Antithesis of the RomCom Not long into Some Kind of Beautiful, the new film from director Tom Vaughan, a...

  • Grandma | Review

    Citizen Lily: Weitz’s Character Study Homage to Iconic Lead Since beginning his directorial career with 1999’s American Pie, Paul Weitz has hovered in an in-between...

  • Sinister 2 | Review

    The Reusable Bughuul: Foy Marks a Franchise for Death The only thing effectively murdered in the utterly unnecessary and awkwardly bungled sequel to Scott Derrickson’s...

  • Hitman: Agent 47 | Review

    Hanna and Her Sisters: The Art of the Persistently Insipid Video Game Reboot A tip of the hat to 20th Century Fox as they valiantly...

  • The Mend | Review

    Mysteries of Miseries: Magary’s Misanthropic Glance at Troubled Brothers There’s a perverse pleasure to be had watching John Magary’s directorial debut, The Mend, if mostly...

  • The Boy | Review

    The Sad Seed: Macneill’s Portrait of Rural Malaise Flickers with Occasional Menace In the cinematic landscape of evil (or at least sociopathic), children, it’s rare...

  • She’s Funny That Way | Review

    Funny Ha-ha: Bogdanovich’s Pleasant Return to the Screwball Comedy The buzz has been rather hushed concerning She’s Funny That Way, the return of 70s auteur...

  • American Ultra | Review

    The Long Spliff Goodnight: Nourizadeh’s Stoner Action Flick Mixes Kooky with Convention Comprised of a tangle of similar narrative threads spliced together from a variety...

  • Ivans Xtc | Retrospective for Bernard Rose at the American Cinematheque Review

    Notes from Hollywoodland: Rose’s Heady, Meaningful Tolstoy Update “It is as if I had been going downhill while I imagined I was going up,” realizes...

  • Amnesiac | Review

    Before I Go to Steal: Polish’s Familiar, Bare Bones Genre Trick It isn’t long after the film’s opening car crash sequence that the essence of...

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Review

    Say Uncle: Ritchie Continues String of Studio Pastiche In a continuation of our culture’s insistence on plumbing the depths of past artifacts from the annals...

  • Big Sky | Review

    Wide Open Spaces: Grau’s Arid English Language Debut Misses the Mark For his long awaited follow-up to his handsomely unsettling 2010 debut We Are What...

  • Prince | Review

    It Takes a Muscle: De Jong’s Debut a Vibrant Entry in Familiar Genre So perhaps there is a room for a bit of inventiveness in...

  • One & Two | Review

    One is the Loneliest Number: Palermo Exercises Tone Over Content Playing like the tangential origin story you’d expect to see from some rurally grown mutant...

  • Ten Thousand Saints | Review II

    New York I Love You: Berman & Pulcini’s Schmaltz Soaked Latest Nostalgia, especially in large doses, tends to hobble the authenticity of a text, whether...

  • Return to Sender | Review

    Harder Candy: Pike Headlines Predictably Exploitative Rape Thriller It seems Rosamund Pike is now the girl most likely to…. exact ruthless retribution on her instigators,...

  • Ten Thousand Saints | Review I

    East Village Ennui: Coming of Age Story Displaced, Too Hip For Own Good A coming of age narrative comprised of the familiar: teen angst, frustration,...