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Before I Fall

Before I Fall

Groundhog Day goes YA in Before I Fall, a twee yet honest and well-constructed drama about a privileged high schooler living the same day over and Read More

Dying Laughing

Dying Laughing

In this new Trump era of a Dice Clay President and bully pulpit bull, standup comedy has more relevancy than ever, at least in terms of Read More

A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness

Studio films rarely get as bonkers as A Cure for Wellness. While admirable for its audacity, Gore Verbinski’s stylish gothic horror throwback is plagued by a Read More

Fist Fight

Fist Fight

Fist Fight is marred by a very basic disconnect – it’s a movie with funny people that isn’t itself funny at all. So we are left Read More

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Making his English language debut with The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Norwegian director André Øvredal delivers a precise examination and deconstruction of horror convention. Much like Read More

Kill Ratio

Kill Ratio

Remember when the big screen action hero ruled the box office? When an Ah-nold or a Sly stepped into a multimillion dollar project and pushed the Read More

Abattoir

Abattoir

Love his work or hate it, but Darren Lynn Bousman deserves some credit for where horror is today. Back in the beginning, before Saw was nothing Read More

Certain Women

Certain Women

A train rumbles through the Montana countryside, billowing smoke and blowing its horn. Back in town, a friendly radio deejay reminds residents to make sure the Read More

Christine

Christine

“I always wanted to have a baby, and I always wanted to have a husband, and I always wanted to have a job where I can Read More

Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep

When a film transitions from a real environment to a fantastical one, it usually works in its favor. But in the case of Girl Asleep, the Read More

A Beautiful Now

A Beautiful Now

A Beautiful Now is a compendium of every indie movie cliché about unhappy, confused twenty-somethings. It’s the kind of movie where one character says, “Why do you hate Read More

Other People

Other People

Life sucks, but it’s also a beautiful gift. The universe is brutally cruel, yet also a graceful wonder. People can be infuriating, but they are just Read More

London Road

London Road

Musicals have taken on dark subjects in the past, but none in quite the same way as London Road, which premiered to great acclaim at London’s Read More

Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur (2016)

A couple of years ago, faith-based films God’s Not Dead and Heaven is for Real achieved huge box office success and revealed an underserved multiplex niche Read More

The Invitation

The Invitation

Sure, dinner parties can get awkward, but The Invitation takes it to all new levels of social discomfort. Small talk and big boozing are nothing compared Read More