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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 →

Do You Remember Me?

Do You Remember Me?

Frankie by Hope Madden A loosely structured day-in-the-life, writer/director Ira Sachs’s Frankie drops in on a family vacation in lovely Sintra, Portugal. It’s a posh event, no doubt, but the…read more →

House Painting

House Painting

The Irishman by Hope Madden and George Wolf In 1973, Martin Scorsese gave us Mean Streets, the tale of a fledgeling gangster contemplating the rungs that could lead him to…read more →

Redacted

Redacted

The Report by Hope Madden Admit it. Own up to it. Hold yourself accountable. Then our country can move on. Oh right, also, I saw The Report this week. For…read more →

Uncaged

Uncaged

Primal by Hope Madden The first question to ask when evaluating any new Nicolas Cage movie: Insanity, inanity or a bit of both? Primal looks like it could be a…read more →