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Digging in the Dirt

Digging in the Dirt

Flower by Alex Edeburn Max Winkler’s coming-of-age film, Flower, is one which is filled with a number of confusing and problematic plot turns. Erica, played by Zoey Deutch, is a…read more →

Get the Guests

Get the Guests

The Party by Matt Weiner Sally Potter’s jet-black comedy The Party mostly succeeds as social satire examining the savagery churning just below the surface of the polite and prosperous. Where…read more →

Isn’t She Lovely?

Isn’t She Lovely?

A Fantastic Woman by Hope Madden Four years ago, Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio graced us with the nearly flawless coming-of-middle-age character study Gloria, the magnificent observation of a particular woman’s…read more →

Give the Devil His Due

Give the Devil His Due

November by Christie Robb Imagine a world in which Bergman’s Seventh Seal made it with Burton’s Edward Scissorhands and you kinda get a sense of Rainer Sarnet’s November. Based on…read more →

Ironic Title

Ironic Title

Happy End by Hope Madden Happy End is as perceptive as it is dispassionate—and this, as every choice filmmaker Michael Haneke makes—is intentional. Channeling themes from across his career, pulling…read more →

Pretty Tasty

Pretty Tasty

Strawberry Flavored Plastic by Hope Madden Like Man Bites Dog meets The Last Horror Movie, Strawberry Flavored Plastic attempts to document the behavior of a serial killer. Not to be…read more →

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 →