We Were Both Underwhelmed by “Moonlight,” but Disagree Why

Moonlight is a critical darling and a likely Oscar contender. Sam and Chris discuss the film, the coming-of-age genre, and narrative structure.

Crimson Peak is Hot and Cold and Better For It

Crimson Peak seems to claim two distinct genres, constantly shifting between horror and melodrama. Does this make it an indecisive mess or a delectable example of genre-fusion?

Blue Jay is Adorable, Heartbreaking, and Laser-Focused

Blue Jay’s specificity makes for an intimate and relatable romantic drama.

Impossibly Byzantine Corporate Intrigue in Speed Racer

Confused by the plot of Speed Racer? Let us break (some of it) down for you.

American Honey is Good, but Oh My God it is Long.

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is bold, deliberate, and immersive. But does deserve its near 3 hour runtime?