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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 →

Ouch

Ouch

Piercing by Hope Madden There’s a lot that shouldn’t be said about Piercing, Nicolas Pesce’s follow up to his glorious 2016 horror, Eyes of My Mother. Because the film’s tension…read more →

Eat the Soup!

Eat the Soup!

Pledge by Hope Madden How does one create a Patrick Bateman? On its surface, Pledge may appear to be little more than a competently made fraternity horror in the tradition…read more →