Stress Positions

Imagine a 95-minute lecture, from someone who isn't quite as insightful as they believe themselves to be. A lecture which is a bit funny at times, occasionally gives you whiplash, [...]

Scoop

Scoop, from director Philip Martin, seems to want to be She Said, but fails to spark anywhere near the level of excitement, interest, importance or gravity of that earlier film. While [...]

Problemista

The endlessly screwed-up immigration and economic exploitation that make the American immigration experience challenging are on full display in Problemista. Writer-director and co-star Julio Torres creates a messy, uneven piece [...]

Club Zero

Club Zero, the latest film from director Jessica Hausner, is a dark comedy thriller satire, except it has no laughs, is utterly boring and does not make you care about [...]

Imaginary

The term "safe" is often used in film criticism to describe a product with tried-and-true elements that appeal to a general audience. It is neither excellent nor terrible, but somewhere [...]

Amelia’s Children

If you are a horror fan, you are probably conscious of the contrasts between American and foreign genre films. Mainstream Hollywood productions frequently offer a commercial look and feel, while [...]

Rustin

With the cinematic awards season in full swing and the highly-contested 96th Academy Awards just weeks away, films like Rustin are getting timely releases and more than adequate media attention. [...]

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