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Ball of Confusion

Ball of Confusion

BlacKkKlansman by Hope Madden Welcome back, Spike Lee! It’s not like he’s really been gone. He’s made a dozen or more TV episodes, documentaries, short films and basement-budget indies since…read more →

Super Eight

Super Eight

Eighth Grade by Hope Madden You can’t be brave without being scared. That is an insightful comment, but when it’s delivered earnestly by a lonely, introverted 13-year-old determined to come…read more →

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot by Hope Madden In case you are missing it, Joaquin Phoenix is having one hell of a year. The inarguable talent is…read more →

All in the Family

All in the Family

Hereditary by Hope Madden and George Wolf Grief and guilt color every somber, shadowy frame of writer/director Ari Aster’s unbelievably assured feature film debut, Hereditary. The Graham family is maybe…read more →

Sea of Love

Sea of Love

On Chesil Beach by Hope Madden Saoirse Ronan is a treasure. The fact that she follows up one raucous, very American coming of age film (Lady Bird) with a delicate,…read more →

Captive

Captive

Beast by Hope Madden An outsider love story, a chilly whodunit, a psychological thriller—Beast is all and none of these. This remarkably assured first feature from writer/director Mark Pearce keeps…read more →