Written by Anna Harrison "When I was in elementary school, every year I looked forward to our cup stacking unit in PE. There was something undeniably fascinating about it, something rhythmically hypnotizing about the distinct sound of the cups suctioning … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "It’s hard to write about films like Paul Sprangers’ “Smile or Hug”—not because it’s so bad it leaves you speechless, but neither because it’s so good there is nothing to comment on..."… Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "“God’s Time” feels as if the city of New York was perfectly distilled down into 83 minutes: frantic, colorful, vulgar, and ultimately full of heart. Daniel Antebi’s debut feature will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the Safdie … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "Book adaptations are tricky things—like all compromises, there will always be at least one unhappy customer, but if done well, they can coax out hidden subtleties..."… Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "Once upon a time, “Thor: Ragnarok” was a giant breath of fresh air for the MCU—where once the “Thor” franchise was seen as staid and boring (though the original certainly has its merits, “Thor: The Dark … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "If there is one thing that “Star Wars” fans—a notoriously fickle bunch—can agree on, it’s that Ewan McGregor’s performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the best in the franchise, so a reprisal of his role … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "“Hands That Bind” is ostensibly a Western, but it’s a Western by way of sci-fi luminaries such as Arthur C. Clarke and filmic oddballs like Stan Brackage, and as such it’s a bit hard to pin … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "There is something immensely satisfying about the stupidity of “The Murder Podcast”—satisfying less because it’s good, and more because it know it’s not, but there’s no shame in that when played correctly. Even its protagonist’s name, … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison It makes me feel somewhat guilty to give “Portraits From a Fire” a less-than-stellar score—not because the movie deserves it, but because it’s so earnest that it breaks my heart a little to criticize it… Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison Sometimes, a film comes along that, while not being offensively bad, is irksome enough to make watching a chore. “Miles From Nowhere” is one such film… Continue reading.