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Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy

The Death of Dick Long by Hope Madden Director Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man) walks an amazing tight rope between hillbilly stereotype and sympathetic character study with his latest, The…read more →

Be a Man

Be a Man

The Art of Self-Defense by Brandon Thomas “Name?” “Casey Davies.” “That’s a very feminine sounding name.” This humiliating exchange happens between Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) and Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) as Casey…read more →

American Pastoral

American Pastoral

Little Woods by Hope Madden If you already know the name Nia DaCosta, the likely reason may be that Jordan Peele pegged her to direct the Monkey Paws-produced remake of…read more →

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Gloria Bell by Hope Madden Six years ago, Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio released a vibrant and unapologetic look at aging and living with his magnificent Gloria. He re-images that gem…read more →

Women Interrupted

Women Interrupted

3 Faces by Rachel Willis After receiving a distressing video from a young, aspiring actress, Behnaz Jafari’s life is thrown into turmoil. Playing herself in director Jafar Panahi’s largely fictionalized…read more →