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Mr. Lonely

Mr. Lonely

Kajillionaire by Hope Madden Can a film be absurd without really being cynical? That might be the miracle of Miranda July, who mixes heartbreak and humor like no one else.…read more →

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Residue by Matt Weiner Residue begins as a wry bayonetting of gentrification, but the film slowly unfolds—languidly, and then with a dizzying crescendo—into one of the most powerful films to…read more →

Gone Catfishin’

Gone Catfishin’

Summerland by Rachel Willis It’s hard to sympathize with a catfish – someone who pretends to be someone else online to develop a misleading relationship. Yet, in the film, Summerland,…read more →

Hope Floats

Hope Floats

Buoyancy by Hope Madden Hey, it’s been a pretty easy going year. Feel like a movie? Well, first time feature filmmaker Rodd Rathjen has one for you and you’re not…read more →

Speaking Softly

Speaking Softly

Lingua Franca by Hope Madden Lingua franca is literally a language used between two people who don’t share a native tongue. But what goes unsaid in Lingua Franca carries far…read more →

Angel of Death

Angel of Death

DieRy by Darren Tilby As far as psychological thrillers go, this is a peculiar one. An odd concoction of glaringly obvious plot twists and contrived diegesis; of excellent performances but…read more →

Devil to Pay

Devil to Pay

Limbo by Hope Madden There’s a real thread of forgiveness, consequences and redemption in current horror. It fuels Romola Garai’s Amulet, Jayo Bustamante’s La Llorona, and now, Limbo, the cheeky…read more →

What the Puck?

What the Puck?

Red Penguins by Brandon Thomas It’s been 35 years since Ivan Drago tried to break Rocky Balboa. While the fictional Italian Stallion may have prevailed against his Russian foe, the…read more →