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Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil

Resistance by George Wolf In the opening minutes of Resistance, a young Jewish girl asks her parents, “Why do they hate us?” Then, just before the end credits, stark onscreen…read more →

Poles Apart

Poles Apart

Downhill by George Wolf If you’re a pair of American filmmakers out to remake an exceptional foreign film from the last decade, you gotta pick a side. Are you gonna…read more →

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

The Garden Left Behind by Hope Madden Newcomer Charlie Guevara charms in Flavio Alves’s drama The Garden Left Behind with a bittersweet performance as Tina, an undocumented Mexican trans woman…read more →

In the Name of the Son

In the Name of the Son

Three Christs by Hope Madden “Three grown men who believe they are Jesus Christ—it’s almost comical,” reads Bradley Whitford’s Clyde, a Ypsilanti mental patient who happens to be one of…read more →

Parentification

Parentification

Mickey and the Bear by Christie Robb In a nuanced coming-of-age story, writer/director Annabelle Attanasio delicately maps the rocky emotional landscape of  high-school student Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone). Mickey balances…read more →

Parasites

Parasites

Knives Out by Hope Madden It’s interesting that three of the most deliciously watchable films of 2019 exist to question the societal value of the rich. Earlier this year, the…read more →