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Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

BPM (120 Beats Per Minute) by George Wolf Transitioning slowly from a sweeping, outrage-fueled political drama to a hushed and intimate personal study, BPM becomes a deeply emotional portrait of…read more →

Scrape it Off your Shoes

Scrape it Off your Shoes

Sweet Virginia by Hope Madden Which is a better death—a bullet, or a broken heart? Aah, the neo-noir, always trodding that lonesome, masculine road. Director Jamie Dagg’s latest effort, the…read more →

Agnes, Sweet Agnes

Agnes, Sweet Agnes

Poor Agnes by Hope Madden Small town sociopath, isolated farmhouse on land littered with rusted out car carcasses, a basement freezer full of human heads—Poor Agnes has all the trappings…read more →

Birdhouse in Your Soul

Birdhouse in Your Soul

Lady Bird by Hope Madden Lady Bird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, may be the most delightfully candid and refreshingly forgiving coming-of-age film I’ve seen. The great Saoirse Ronan—because…read more →

Casting a Spell

Casting a Spell

Hex by Hope Madden We’re afraid of the woods. We likely always have been—the Brothers Grimm may have collected wooded tales of witches, elves and wolves both big and bad…read more →

Wonder and Thunder

Wonder and Thunder

Wonderstruck by Hope Madden If Wonderstruck—the latest from indie god Todd Haynes—feels a bit like Scorsese’s 2011 wonder Hugo, there’s a reason for that. Both films are based on juvenile…read more →

Tragic Kingdom

Tragic Kingdom

The Florida Project by Hope Madden Full of the raucous rhythm of an unsupervised childhood, The Florida Project finds power in details and tells an unadorned but potent story. Co-writer/director…read more →

No One Is to Blame

No One Is to Blame

The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Hope Madden What if God exists and he’s an awkward adolescent boy? That’s not exactly the point of Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest, The Killing…read more →