mid90s

Release: Friday, October 26, 2018 →Theater Written by: Jonah Hill Directed by: Jonah Hill Ahead of its premiere at TIFF earlier this year, débuting writer-director Jonah Hill said of his mid90s, a rough-around-the-edges, scrappy little slice-of-life drama extracted from the streets of L.A., that what he really didn’t want to do was create nostalgia porn. Honestly, this isContinue reading “mid90s”

Get Out

Release: Friday, February 24, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Jordan Peele Directed by: Jordan Peele Jordan Peele announces himself as a talent to keep an eye on with his surprisingly enlightening and even more entertaining directorial debut, the horror-comedy Get Out. His first try proves an early candidate for sleeper hit of the year, a film that manages to balanceContinue reading “Get Out”

The Birth of a Nation

Release: Friday, October 7, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Nate Parker Directed by: Nate Parker It’s all but inevitable making comparisons between Steve McQueen’s 2013 Oscar-winning adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir and the debut feature from Nate Parker. Some have even gone as far as to regard the latter’s work as the 12 Years a Slave of 2016, which,Continue reading “The Birth of a Nation”

Rosewater

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Redbox] Written by: Jon Stewart Directed by: Jon Stewart Rosewater may be watered-down in the drama department, but then that’s missing the point that Jon Stewart already seems to be blossoming from satirical news show host into a feature film maker with serious potential. You won’t find many (if any) of Stewart’s signature snideContinue reading “Rosewater”

The Lunchbox

Release: Friday, February 28, 2014 (limited) [Theater] You know you have an indie film on your hands when you’re sitting there, reading a plot synopsis about the misplacement of a lunchbox. Indeed, this oft-underappreciated everyday object becomes the focus of attention in a truly unique and grounded-in-reality drama involving two lost souls seeking companionship in a chaotic andContinue reading “The Lunchbox”