Month: October 2023


The Killer

The Killer is an actively fatigued film that seems to carry the burden of existing with every scene. It’s the latest film from David Fincher, the great American master who’s found a new creative homeRead Full Review


The Holdovers

It’s been nineteen years since Alexander Payne and Paul Giamatti collaborated on Sideways, a movie that felt like a minor key triumph upon its release, though it seems to be mostly forgotten these days. I can’tRead Full Review



For all those (like me) who found Baz Luhrman’s Elvis to be grossly overcooked, may I offer an alternative: Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla. It would be difficult to find a filmmaker whose style is more opposed toRead Full Review


Killers of the Flower Moon

David Grann’s 2017 book Killers of the Flower Moon is a chilling piece of true crime literature. A good amount of it is a thrilling FBI procedural, but the emotional core of it is Molly BurkhartRead Full Review


The Burial

As a performer, Jamie Foxx seems almost unfair. There are plenty of actors with skill for both comedy and drama, but few make it look as effortless as Foxx, who can shift between both with greatRead Full Review


Anatomy of a Fall

In the opening sequence of Anatomy of a Fall, our protagonist – a successful German author named Sandra Voyter – is the subject of an interview, but she seems much more interested in her interviewer thanRead Full Review


The Royal Hotel

Neither of Kitty Green’s first two narrative features are particularly violent but both are primed with the threat of it. The haunting menace of angry, entitled men is the dangerous weapon swinging precariously above the heads ofRead Full Review


Fair Play

There’s no way to say this without sounding derogatory: Fair Play feels a lot like television. That statement is more a reflection on the resources with which television drama is gifted than about Chloe Domont’s debutRead Full Review