Spinster stars actor/comedian Chelsea Peretti as a recently-dumped middle-aged woman struggling with the idea of growing old alone.
Filled with suffocating dread and a kiss of impending doom, She Dies Tomorrow asks an awfully big question of an ever increasing number of people. Speculative fiction is a tough genre to summarize, as its borders are a bit fuzzier than others. Typically, these stories can be boiled down to asking a single big question […]
Horror film is not exploitative by nature. While there are far more examples of insensitivity to human life than not, this inherent frivolity comes from a desire to entertain, politicize or satirize, and not a necessary malice or fundamental nihilism. La Llorona is an empathetic film which draws its terror from legitimate evil and pays […]
After drolly skewering art curators in The Square, Claes Bang roasts art critics in The Burnt Orange Heresy.
The intersection of art and life becomes extra murky when horror is involved. Do violent video games inspire violence? Do horror films make killers kill? While it is a worthy pursuit to dig deeper into the interplay of screen and flesh, certain horror films themselves scratch at that surface. Writer/director Jay Baruchel’s Random Acts of […]
Taking on extreme religion and moral relativism in under 90 minutes is quite a stretch for any filmmaker. Weak performances and rushed storylines piled on top of all that make Nothing But The Blood a tough film to get through, though it is not without its moments. Taking place through a sprawling timeline, the film […]
Radioactive is a largely competent biopic of the scientist Marie Curie. The film does a serviceable job of fleshing out the woman who is often nodded toward in history books, though the lead performance pulls much of that weight. Rosamund Pike stars as the feisty and brilliant Marie. Radioactive spans most of her adult life, […]
Brooding character study shot in the 2017 B.C. wildfires singes with a sting.
Slammed by critics for its misogyny and celebrated for innovation by others, the central question of his photography still remains: is it empowering or is it exploitative?
Dave Franco makes his directorial debut with the low-budget horror romp 'The Rental'.
Marionette suffers a touch from its attempts at philosophy 101, but shines when it embraces its true nature as a nutty horror film which writes its own crazy rules. A good friend of mine cheekily refers to a “real movie” (in quotes) as a film that has a person on fire. I’m happy to report […]
Midnight Express meets Spotlight in this riveting thriller.
This story of yet another factory shutdown in America’s Rust Belt is a notably relevant film for these pandemic times.
Doc series I Promise takes audiences inside LeBron James's experimental school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
After a three-week hiatus, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back. Join us as we take a closer look at what these ladies have been up too.