Mainstream

Gia Coppola's sophomore follow-up Mainstream in some aspects reminds me of Sidney Lumet's 1976 masterpiece Network; both works are scathing media satires and are hyperreal in tone and approach--although Network [...]

Things Heard & Seen

After just pulling off a truly stellar Oscar-nominated performance as Marion Davies in David Fincher's Mank, Amanda Seyfried returns with a very emotionally wrenching performance as an agonizing wife confined [...]

The Courier

Based on historical events, The Courier is a well acted and polished espionage thriller that fails to raise any moral ambiguities and complexities of the Cold War other than following [...]

Locked Down

Timely but implausible, stylish but inconsistent, Doug Liman's "Locked Down" is a modernist narrative that's setting is during the early stages of the COVID-19 lock down, an amalgam of many [...]

Pieces of a Woman

Life partners and creative duo Kornel Mundruczo and Kata Weber, known for idiosyncratic work such as White God and Jupiter's Moon, have tapped into a highly personal story with their latest [...]

The Prom

Firmly riding the line between annoyance and infectiousness is Producer-extraordinaire Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the Broadway musical, The Prom. Murphy, directing his first feature since his 2014 HBO film [...]

Ham On Rye

When I was in my late teens, I remember saying to my friends on a couple of occasions, that I felt like our lives were a movie; the late nite [...]

The Grudge (2020)

The pieces for a fresh remake of "Ju-On: The Grudge" are certainly in place. The second remake of the influential Japanese horror flick, following the 2004 American smash hit, also [...]