Hold the Dark

Release: Friday, September 28, 2018 (Netflix) →Netflix Written by: Macon Blair Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier Apparently with his latest film Hold the Dark indie sensation Jeremy Saulnier has lost the audience somewhat. I can see why. In terms both physical and emotional his Alaska-set mystery may be his coldest movie yet. He plunges us into an ice bath,Continue reading “Hold the Dark”

The Lobster

Release: Friday, May 13, 2016 (limited)  [Theater] Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos; Efthymis Filippou Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Outré black comedy The Lobster might be likened to a religious experience for those looking for their fix of anti-Valentine’s Day sentiments. If you look hard enough you  could even find enough evidence to validate its romance label as well, but it’s so weird and soContinue reading “The Lobster”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

Release: Friday, November 20, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Peter Craig; Danny Strong Directed by: Francis Lawrence Take your best shot, Mr. Lawrence. I’m ready for anything. Or, I thought I was. Four films, three years and nearly $2 billion in global box office receipts later, we arrive at the bittersweet farewell to a remarkable franchise, one that has been soContinue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2”

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Mr. Neeson’s very particular set of skills, while not applied quite as liberally this time around, still make themselves available during creative bursts of energy in this brand new crime thriller from Scott Frank. There’s a chill in the air and an eerie quiet about the New York City imagined in AContinue reading “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

The Rover

Release: Friday, June 13, 2014 (limited) [Theater] People often are products of their environment. In the case of The Rover, it seems to be the other way around. If that sounds like a call for the environmentally-minded to flock to their nearest indie/arthouse theater to see this flick, I don’t believe I could be more misleading. This unrelentingly bleak dramaContinue reading “The Rover”