Movie Review: Shoplifters.
Drama
Movie Review: Shoplifters. This Oscar nominated drama from Japan poignantly portrays a family struggling with poverty and dignity in the modern reality of economic inequality. Director Hirokazu Kore-Eda‘s latest film, Shoplifters, should be considered required …
Movie Review: Cold War.
Drama
Movie Review: Cold War. Cold War feels like an artistic artifact from a bygone era, which is a compliment for its cinematography and a critique of its gender politics. Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama showcases an artist’s …
Movie Review: Stan & Ollie.
Comedy
Movie Review: Stan & Ollie. Stan & Ollie is one of those charming, character led films you didn’t know you needed till you’ve seen it. Director Jon S. Baird’s Stan & Ollie is a delight.  …
Movie Review: The Favourite.
Drama
Movie Review: The Favourite. The Favourite somehow manages to be slightly less than the sum of its exquisite parts. Yorgos Lanthimos expertly crafts his most mainstream film to date, packed with exceptional performances, gorgeous settings, …
Movie Review: Liyana.
Animated
Movie Review: Liyana. Beautifully animated and filmed, rich in emotion, and uniquely presented, Liyana feels like it should make a bigger impact than the finished product manages. Liyana is an animated film quite unlike any …
Movie Review: Widows.
Drama
Movie Review: Widows. Director Steve McQueen gets a fantastic crew together to pull off his daring heist film. I had very high hopes for Widows.  I was not disappointed.  As a fan of heist films, …
Movie Review: The Sisters Brothers.
Drama
Movie Review: The Sisters Brothers. Somber, violent, disjointed and occasionally funny, The Sisters Brothers is as inexplicable a film as its name suggests. Critical darling and French auteur Jacques Audiard raised eyebrows when it was …
Movie Review: Alpha.
Drama
Movie Review: Alpha. While visually pleasing, Alpha is a sentimental and implausible tale good only for the most ardent dog lover. Based on early promotional material, I figured Alpha was going to be an unsophisticated …