Transformers: The Last Knight

The Bad Batch

Radio Dreams

Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq

Infinity Baby

Serpent

The Wedding Invitation

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Deny Everything

Manifesto

Transformers: The Last Knight

Okay, so I saw this last night, because at this point I feel it’s some kind of duty or tradition. I am strong and mentally resilient, and I can take it. Someone has to do it, and as someone who has not only seen and critiqued hundreds of movies in his time, but also suffered … Continued

The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch is not playing around. Cannibals are preparing for dinner inside of 10 minutes of the opening shot. Shortly after that is the most interesting use of a skateboard yet. Director Ana Lily Amirpour does not ease the viewer into her apocalyptic vision. The United States of someplace awful (perhaps,I don’t know, say 3 years … Continued

Radio Dreams

There are dramatic moments in Babak Jalali’s comedy Radio Dreams where the humor is as dry as the deserts around Kabul. Jalali weaves stories in and around a small Persian language radio station and the real Afghani band Kabul Dreams in San Francisco. One particular day the crew has had word that Metallica are coming in … Continued

Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq

I’m seeing Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq mere weeks after Trump released a statement announcing his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. For those that don’t know, the Paris Climate Agreement is a decree by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change basically stating that every country involved will do what they … Continued

Infinity Baby

Written by Onur Tukel and directed by Bob Byington, Infinity Baby is one of the hardest films I’ve had to describe to someone else. I guess it’s about a company that makes babies who remain babies forever, but that’s just a footnote throughout the film that rarely has any bearings on the plot. You can … Continued

Serpent

A romantic escape into nature turns into the ultimate moment of reckoning when a husband and wife are trapped in a tent with a deadly snake. Unable to escape and with certain death looming, the tent becomes a heated confessional to a cataclysmic truth. Betrayed, the couple finds themselves spiraling into a dark and dangerous … Continued

The Wedding Invitation

Dear The Wedding Invitation, We need to talk. It’s not you, it’s me. I really wanted to like you. You promised to be the plucky brave little crowd-funded movie that could. But… you know, I’ve seen The New Girl and Sex in the City and I’ve seen a whole bunch of films with the word “Wedding” in the … Continued

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Have skin, will shed. Every person with healthcare know-how, whether an inkling or library-worthy, will agree that skin is the first layer of defense and arguably the first determinant of wellness. Kira Mabon (Rebecca Forsythe) relates more to the latter; her disdain for the appearance’s inevitable breakdown is a roll-off-the-tongue topic. Imagine the reaction when … Continued

Deny Everything

Deny Everything is a hilariously dark comedy from first-time director Michael Eden. The film tells the story of Frank and Jeff, two idiot friends who find themselves tasked with the disposal of a dead body. The best humor this film has to offer is situational, but the charmingly dimwitted leads do have their moments as … Continued

Manifesto

With Manifesto, Cate Blanchett proves that she could indeed read the phone book and keep an audience captivated for 95 minutes. There’s never been any doubt that the two-time Oscar-winner has ability, but in a series of 13 sketches, she recites a series of manifestos from authors and filmmakers as divergent as Lars Von Trier, … Continued