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Obvious Child

Obvious Child

A fresh-faced, faux-messy romantic comedy with a refreshingly economic take on the usual meet-cute / separation crisis / resolution arc, Obvious Child is like many tales Read More

The Sacrament

The Sacrament

Ti West has gone from slow burn to no burn. With The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, the writer/director established a deliberate, atypical style Read More

Chef

Chef

Chef is one of those jobs that many people dream of but not that many would actually want to do. A few hours on the prep Read More

Maleficent

Maleficent

Disney’s desire to drain as much profit out of their properties as possible arrives in the form of Maleficent, and boy does the struggle show. Revamping Read More

Filth

Filth

Filth wallows in itself for its entire runtime and tries to come out clean on the other end. Not that it requests redemption for its despicable Read More

We Are the Best!

We Are the Best!

It’s assumed that the thorny flowers of punk need rocky, hostile ground to take root. Think of how the gone-to-seed, junkie-littered, class warfare cityscapes of late-1970s Read More

Blended

Blended

Blended is a movie at odds with itself. It’s desperate to be a deep and involving look at parenting, grief, and moving on to that next Read More

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014)

As one of 2014’s most anticipated movies, it’s fair to say that Gareth Edwards’ reboot of Godzilla arrives with a myriad of expectations. Believe it or Read More

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

Hollywood loves a fish out of water story, especially a family-friendly one based on a relatively remarkable true story. Million Dollar Arm is a decent enough Read More

Wolf Creek 2

Wolf Creek 2

It’s been nine years since the brutal, nihilistic Wolf Creek was unleashed on audiences. A hit in its native Australia, Greg McLean’s film became notorious for Read More

Neighbors

Neighbors

Adulthood sucks. Holding onto those last few moments of youth before the real world steps in and destroys your childhood/teenage dreams is the very definition of Read More

The Double

The Double

If Wes Anderson immersed himself in Orwell, Kafka, and other high priests of chilly, bureaucratic horror, the result might look something like Richard Ayoade’s metaphysical nightmare Read More