Sunday, May 19, 2019

Diane offers a low key look at life under the shadow...

With Diane, writer-director Kent Jones reveals himself as a nuanced filmmaker with a keen sense for everyday life for people weighted by the past....

Death and sex make The Aftermath one of the hottest movies...

There’s a reason that two of the most fundamental concepts in Freudian psychology are named after Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of love...

Hotel Mumbai is difficult entertainment to stomach

It’s hard to say if I was entertained by Hotel Mumbai, a movie focused on four horrific days where a group of well-armed terrorists...

Us is at most an OK horror film

Doppelgänger horror has been a long-time subgenre of scary movies. Enemy (2013), based on the mind-bending book The Double by José Saramago, is probably...

Director Gaspar Noé shows some improvement with Climax

With his fifth feature film, the confrontational bad boy French-Argentine filmmaker Gaspar Noé finally shows he can make a tighter film that doesn't compromise his...

Top 10 movies of 2018 – Independent Ethos Radio Hour Episode...

With my International Cinephile Society ballot still waiting to be filled out, as I look to catch up on a few movies (International Cinephile...

Bird Box loses thrills through plot holes

I'm all for mystery in horror movies that taps into the primal fears of the audience. However, with glaring gaps in logic and sketchily...

Highlights from The Key West Film Festival 2018

We paid a visit to the Key West Film Festival once again, and yet again it featured some major movies by notable auteurs riding...

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an anti-snowflake experience

Throughout much of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, one wonders what these episodic stories about ill-fated or ill-behaved denizens of Manifest Destiny have in...

What They Had balances humor and heartache tied to aging

The Alzheimer’s sub-genre of drama has produced some strong cinema in recent years, but they are few and far between. The strongest ones have...