Category: ★½


I, Tonya ★½

Let’s start off with what works: Margot Robbie and Allison Janney are both superb. Robbie, the Australian beauty strips down her looks to play rough-around-the-edges figure skater Tonya Harding. Janney, a seasoned veteran in anyRead Full Review


Wind River ★½

With back-to-back screenwriting successes like Sicario and Hell or High Water, it’s no wonder Taylor Sheridan would finally get a shot at directing one of his own screenplays. Wind River, his directorial debut, is a disappointing return onRead Full Review


Colossal ★½

Colossal is the kind of movie that plays at Sundance and should never be allowed to make it out. The kind of movie that thinks that a catchy hook can pass for narrative, that quirkinessRead Full Review


Toni Erdmann ★½

I find myself completely baffled by Toni Erdmann. What can one say about a comedy that sits at 162 minutes and isn’t funny? The film follows a father named Winfried (Peter Simonischek), divorced and reeling afterRead Full Review


Nocturnal Animals ★½

Nocturnal Animals has two stories running concurrently with one another. Both are pieces of fiction, but one is a piece of fiction within the fiction of the film’s actual narrative. A visual artist (Amy Adams)Read Full Review


White Girl ★½

One cannot make the claim that Elizabeth Wood’s White Girl puts on any airs. Even its direct title puts an image in the audience’s mind of a certain kind of person. Leah, the film’s protagonist playedRead Full Review


The Neon Demon ★½

The first thirty minutes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film, The Neon Demon, really is marvelous. It presents a haunting but colorful universe, filled with beautiful but sinister people. Even the manager at the runRead Full Review

Margot at the Wedding ★½

There are a lot of similarities between Noah Baumbach’s first film The Squid and The Whale and his new film Margot at the Wedding. Both deal with unbearable intellectuals who are terrible people and even worse parents. BaumbachRead Full Review