We take on the impossible task of reviewing a movie all about endings without spoiling it.
The Favourite Is Dizzyingly Good
Why was the Favourite one of my favorite films so far this year? Read and find out! You won’t believe what happens next!
Widows is a Taut Thriller with a Heart of Cold
Christopher Maher: The premise of Widows is delightfully simple. Harry Rawlings (Liam Neesom) and his gang are killed in a robbery gone wrong. The man they robbed, Jamal Manning (Brian Tyree Henry) wants the money back, but it’s gone, burned to a crisp along with the robbers. So, he turns to the Harry’s widow, Veronica… Continue reading Widows is a Taut Thriller with a Heart of Cold
True confession time: Joe Wright’s 2005 Pride & Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite movies. I am in love with both Keira Knightley as Elizabeth, and Matthew MacFadyen as Darcy. Early Rosamund Pike and Jena Malone performances are icing on this extra yummy cookie dough feast. The cinematography, production design and and all-around world… Continue reading Darkest Hour
The Phantom Thread Sews Up a Darkly Comic Love Story
Phantom Thread’s plot makes little sense, moving along slowly unconcerned with narrative cohesion. But that feels like the point.
Colossal Mixes Human Drama with the Colossally Weird to Great Effect
Strong performances elevate this monster film.
From Anchormen to Businessmen
Friend Tessa Duke discusses The Big Short and Adam McKay’s approach to an economic crisis film.
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.
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.