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Outside In

Outside In

Director Lynn Shelton’s most successful movies (including Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister and Laggies) have deftly balanced emotionally resonant drama with gentle comedy, but with Outside In Read More

I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

The giants that young teenager Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) claims to kill in I Kill Giants are almost certainly not real, but for most of its Read More

Mute

Mute

Mute is a baffling film. Its gritty, near-future aesthetic recalls 1982’s Blade Runner, down to giant digital billboards and a scantily clad woman in a clear Read More

The Lodgers

The Lodgers

The atmosphere is thick in Irish horror movie The Lodgers, both in director Brian O’Malley’s style and in the remote location of a crumbling rural estate. Read More

Looking Glass

Looking Glass

At this point, it’s not surprising to see Nicolas Cage starring in yet another cheap, trashy straight-to-VOD thriller; what’s more unusual is when he shows up Read More

Double Lover

Double Lover

Whatever its other flaws, French filmmaker François Ozon’s erotic thriller Double Lover certainly doesn’t hold back in its depiction of sexuality. The opening shot shows main Read More

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

When the title character of Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman first appears onscreen, she seems poised to live up to the movie’s billing of her: Marina Read More

24 Hours to Live

24 Hours to Live

For an assassin who’s touted as the best around (commanding a price of $2 million a day to take out a potential corporate whistleblower), Trevor Conrad Read More

The Work

The Work

I can’t recall seeing a film that rumbles with as much rage as The Work, an exceptional documentary that takes place over four days within the Read More

Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd uses quiet grace and astute observation to transcend dramatic tropes we’ve seen countless times. Typically, a story about two very different people from disparate Read More

Tragedy Girls

Tragedy Girls

It’s tough for horror-comedies to sustain a sharp wit with cutting commentary on genre and what it represents. Tragedy Girls maintains its edge and incisiveness throughout. Read More

Flatliners (2017)

Flatliners (2017)

It is a strange cinematic world indeed when someone decides to remake a Joel Schumacher film. The man responsible for such onscreen mediocrity as D.C. Cab, Read More

Woodshock

Woodshock

Woodshock is like a bad head trip – fuzzy, interminable, with fleeting moments of supposed clarity that ultimately amount to nothing. We follow along as the Read More

Anti Matter

Anti Matter

A scientist tests the boundaries of existence only to question her sanity in Anti Matter, a smart low-budget science-fiction film that layers philosophical questions within its Read More

War Machine

War Machine

With his right eye in a near-perpetual scowl and a gruff voice, Brad Pitt stomps through War Machine as a general used to carrying high stakes Read More

Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert is a biopic that includes a serious line of dialogue incorporating the film’s title, in reference to its central subject, who then Read More

After the Storm

After the Storm

At one point in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After the Storm a character remarks, “We’re having too many typhoons this year” and by that point in the film Read More

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

Maureen has ghosts. One of them she’s trying to make contact with, literally, and her quest is quietly entrancing. At a deliberate pace, Personal Shopper, an Read More