Month: February 2019


Birds of Passage

You’d think the well had dried when it came to making unique films about the dangerous Latin American drug trade, but then you see a film like Birds of Passage, and it’s revealed how the realRead Full Review


Never Look Away

  The story of Germany’s Twentieth Century is impossible to encompass in a single film, but Never Look Away certainly does try. Through the prism of art and the purity of expression, the latest film fromRead Full Review


High Flying Bird

Chief among the charms of Steven Soderbergh is that it is never explicitly clear what even he wants from his career. He eschewed indie darling status (sex, lies and videotape) for Oscar-winning prestige (Traffic, Erin Brockovich),Read Full Review


The 2018 JC Awards

Best Director Gold: Lucrecia Martel, Zama Silver: Steve McQueen, Widows Bronze: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters Best Actress Gold: Regina Hall, Support the Girls Silver: Ando Sakura, Shoplifters Bronze: Kayli Carter, Private Life Best Actor Gold: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed Silver: Tom Cruise, Mission: ImpossibleRead Full Review


Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw is the kind of Los Angeles satire that has several of its characters die excruciating deaths, but the most emotionally devastating part is another character having to pack her bags and move backRead Full Review



A film as harsh and hectic as Capernaum almost needs a child at its center, to remind the audience that there is still the possibility of innocence in a world that can be so filled withRead Full Review