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Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam

It’s tempting to give writer-director Sean Mullin extra credit for putting a spotlight on under-represented characters in his limp romantic dramedy Amira & Sam, but when Read More

Bound (2015)

Bound (2015)

One might expect a review of Bound to open by noting that the movie shouldn’t be confused with the 1996 Jennifer Tilly/Gina Gershon thriller of the Read More

Space Station 76

Space Station 76

At first, it seems like the one-joke premise of Space Station 76 will get old quickly: It’s a sci-fi comedy set on a space station in Read More

Willow Creek

Willow Creek

Nothing in Bobcat Goldthwait’s history as a filmmaker or an actor indicates that he’d be the guy to make a found-footage horror movie about Bigfoot, but Read More

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

In movies like Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, and Dogville, Lars von Trier puts his pure-hearted heroines through almost unimaginable torment, piling misery on Read More

Passion

Passion

It’s sort of hard to believe that anyone could make the dopey 2010 French thriller Love Crime more ridiculous, but Brian De Palma manages to do Read More

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer

So breezy that it threatens to blow apart entirely, the coming-of-age dramedy The Kings of Summer has some sweet moments but ends up feeling wholly inconsequential. Read More

Rushlights

Rushlights

As far as dumb ideas go, impersonating your dead junkie roommate to collect a mysterious inheritance from a shady lawyer is pretty high up there. But Read More