Reviews and Features

If we wrote about it you’ll find it here!

The Menu

Written by Michael Clawson

“Though it is intermittently pretty funny, what the movie can’t overcome is its shoddy writing. As a satire of class, food culture, and the soul-sucking effect of money and elitism on any form of creativity, “The Menu” is badly muddled. As Slowik ritualistically terrorizes…”

Keep reading

Strange World

Written by Patrick Hao

“On the surface “Strange World” is an ambitious action adventure for Disney, one that has not always worked out. The film openly takes its cues from pulp magazine science fiction stories, films like “Forbidden Planet,” and the films of George Pal. Of more recent Disney animated fair…”

Keep reading

The School for Good and Evil

Written by Anna Harrison

“… the slew of half-hearted adaptations of young adult or kids books that came after, now including “The School for Good and Evil,” only proves that the success of “Potter” is not so easily replicated, try as Paul Feig might.”

Keep reading

VIFF 2022: Good Night Oppy

Written by Patrick Hao

“Throughout the documentary, “Good Night Oppy,” the talking heads talk about how difficult it is to not humanize the Mars rovers, Spirit, and Opportunity. They describe the twins as having distinct personalities. They created big round eyes as cameras…”

Keep reading

A Dog Called Money

Written by Jeff Sparks

“In “A Dog Called Money,” Murphy records PJ as she roams around Washington, D.C., and areas of Afghanistan where she talks to a range of different people. She tries to understand who they are and what they’ve experienced by watching or talking to them. Murphy films not only the discussions she…”

Keep reading

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Written by Alexander Reams

“Appel is in his debut here and yet seems more confident behind the camera than some seasoned directors, it’s bold and he embraces the strangeness of Weird Al with this reverence for what he did while still making this a comedy first and refraining from the melodramatic plot…”

…”

Keep reading

Andor (Season 1)

Written by Anna Harrison

““Star Wars” has always been political, but “Andor” takes it to a new level in such an organic way that it puts everything else to shame…”

Keep reading

The Fabelmans

Written by Patrick Hao

“Throughout Steven Spielberg’s “The Fablemans,” there are often allusions to John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” Not only is the film and its filmmaker, Ford (as the movie will depict), an immense influence on Spielberg, but its central theme may be the skeleton key to…”

Keep reading

Enola Holmes 2

Written by Anna Harrison

“Every once in a while, Netflix still makes a decent movie—“Enola Holmes” was one of those, and “Enola Holmes 2” is even better…”

Keep reading

BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Written by Taylor Baker

“Both Silverio and the film find joy in dancing, chasing his topless wife around the kitchen, and sneaking up on his daughter while she’s embroiled in thought. It is perhaps in reading the tone that film takes on in any given scene that we can find the morsels of…”

Keep reading

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Written by Alexander Reams

“After stirring up controversy with his crowd-pleasing, yet relatively simple “Green Book” furthered by the awards recognition it received, Peter Farrelly has returned from a 4-year hiatus with another true story. Following the story of fledgling Marine vet John “Chickie” Donohue as he gets involved with the Vietnam war in a…”

Keep reading

She Said

Written by Anna Harrison

“Where Twohey and Kantor’s reporting was groundbreaking, the movie that it (and their subsequent book) inspired is less so, marred by the pedestrian way in which it’s shot and, mostly, its own self-congratulation: Hooray, they cured Hollywood of its systemic abuse!”

Keep reading

Day Shift

Written by Nick McCann

“Action and horror almost work in the same ways, working to elicit a reaction out of the viewer. They may do it in different capacities, but one could easily say they get the same visceral adrenal surge from…”

Keep reading

VIFF 2022: Field of Blood

Written by Alexander Reams

“A story within a story can be great when done right, the gold standard is “Adaptation.” However, it can also be a pitfall for less experienced writers and directors. Director João Mário Grilo is no freshman, he has a career spanning…”

Keep reading

Bros

Written by Patrick Hao

“Billy Eichner’s comic persona that launched him to the mainstream was of a confrontational lover of Hollywood and pop culture, who was not afraid to take a piss at the hypocrisy of the whole institution because he loved it so much. So it is ironic that Eichner’s debut as…”

Keep reading

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Follow Me

Get all our new posts delivered directly to your inbox.