Movie Review: Arctic.
Drama
Movie Review: Arctic. Arctic is a visceral man-vs-nature survival drama pared down to the narrative bone. Earlier this month, Mad Mikkelsen’s assassin flick Polar left us cold.  This week, we head to the theaters to …
Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody.
Drama
Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody. This revisionist biopic takes an iconic figure and crams him into a cookie-cutter Oscar-bait genre film. Well.  Congratulations, Hollywood.  We can officially mark 2018 as the year you beat the musical …
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, …