Category: Featured


Boston Strangler

We’ve all heard of stunt casting but nabbing the extremely British Keira Knightley to play a Boston-based investigative reporter in the 1960’s is one for the ages. We’ve spent twenty years cultivating an image ofRead Full Review


Cocaine Bear

Bad-on-purpose is, flatly, not my thing. Films that actively court the notoriety of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode always reek of desperation, an embarrassing attempt to reverse engineer cinematic infamy. Cocaine Bear is working within thisRead Full Review


Creed III

The creative success of 2015’s Creed is a result of director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan perfectly measuring Creed’s character arc against the mythos of Rocky. Rocky Balboa and Adonis Creed have little in common asRead Full Review


The Quiet Girl

There’s a simplicity to the story and the characters throughout The Quiet Girl that could possibly misdirect your expectations. In a tight 94 minutes, writer-director Colm Bairéad manages to exact a wealth of suspense and feeling,Read Full Review



The literary legacy of the Brontë sisters has sustained itself for centuries. Their novels and poetry are amongst the most well known in the world. Emily Brontë, the author of Wuthering Heights, is the most mercurial.Read Full Review


Magic Mike’s Last Dance

It’s indicative of Steven Soderbergh that each film in the Magic Mike franchise distinguishes itself against the one that came before it. Soderbergh has done this before, with Ocean’s Eleven and its two subsequent sequels. Despite hisRead Full Review


Return to Seoul

When Walt Whitman declared “I contain multitudes”, it was a defiant statement of personhood that contained a solidity of purpose and place; but containing these multitudes can often be a burden. Such is the caseRead Full Review


One Fine Morning

Mia Hansen-Løve has made no secret about the autobiographical nature of her films. If anything, it seems to be a point of pride. Her films have a kind of frank, episodic nature that might remind youRead Full Review



The central conceit of Alcarràs – a Catalan family that runs a peach orchard in rural Spain faces the existential threat of globalization when their owner wants to convert their land into a plot of solarRead Full Review



Over time, the Belgian film industry has developed a well-earned reputation for grim slice-of-life dramas that examine the granular aspects of domestic ennui. Writer-director Lukas Dhont is a follower in that tradition, though his twoRead Full Review