Month: October 2017


The Killing of a Sacred Deer ★★★

Against my better judgment, I seem to always think Yorgos Lanthimos’ films are excellent. He’s incredibly meticulous in his dissections of human behavior. He seems completely infatuated with the seemingly casual cruelties that human beingsRead Full Review


Wonderstruck ★★½

To make a film as atypical as Wonderstruck just two years after making a film as masterful as Carol is, for director Todd Haynes, quite the cinematic stunt that isn’t getting that much attention. Haynes is aRead Full Review


Blade Runner 2049 ★★

Let’s start with the obvious: we’ve never actually needed a sequel to Blade Runner. Ridley Scott’s 1982 film is a moody noir that found its audience over time and after several different cuts. That movie hasRead Full Review


The Florida Project ★★★½

Many artists claim to want to speak toward the common people, to display the struggle of our lower classes, to make a case against our rigged socioeconomic structure. Few filmmakers walk the walk the sameRead Full Review


Lucky ★★½

John Carroll Lynch’s Lucky feels at times like a short film that’s running a bit too long. There isn’t much to the story. It stars Harry Dean Stanton as the titular Lucky, a 90-year-old atheist andRead Full Review


Victoria & Abdul ★

English film director Stephen Frears is one of the most dependable filmmakers in the world. In the 80’s and 90’s he made slick, provocative films like My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liasons and The Grifters. In the early 2000’s,Read Full Review