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Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

The Truth by Matt Weiner Actors getting lost in a role can become the stuff of legends, or the butt of jokes—as Olivier’s advice allegedly went to Dustin Hoffman, “Why…read more →

Killer Tween

Killer Tween

Becky by Hope Madden Finally, someone truly understands what it’s like to be an incredibly angry adolescent girl. At the very least, Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s film Becky understands…read more →

Backdoor Progression

Backdoor Progression

Dreamland by Hope Madden “You don’t want to suck me.” There are moments in Bruce McDonald’s head trip Dreamland that are just bizarre fun, like that self-aware line delivered by…read more →

All In

All In

Lucky Grandma by Hope Madden It’s hard to watch Lucky Grandma without giving at least a passing thought to Lulu Wang’s 2019 gem The Farewell. This story could not be…read more →

Killer Style

Killer Style

Deerskin by Hope Madden What makes a good midlife crisis? What gives it swagger? Physicality? Style? Maybe a little fringe? Deerskin. Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is Georges, a…read more →

Bite Club

Bite Club

Bit by Hope Madden There is something appealing to the glam trainwreck that is Bit, Brad Michael Elmore’s anti-Twilight. An angsty adolescent fresh from high school graduation voice overs: “You…read more →

Rear Window

Rear Window

Butt Boy by Matt Weiner A killer fixated on jamming people, animals and any other object not nailed down into his rectum. The grieving detective haunted by loss and obsessed…read more →

Moonlight and Teeth

Moonlight and Teeth

The Other Lamb by Hope Madden The first step toward freedom is telling your own story. Writer C.S. McMullen and director Malgorzata Szumowska tell this one really well. Between McMullen’s…read more →