Release: Friday, April 21, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Amy Jump; Ben Wheatley Directed by: Ben Wheatley Free Fire is 85 minutes of pure farce, and it's kind of awesome. It's also great news for those who have been wondering if they would ever see a pre-Madonna Guy Ritchie film again. Of course, this isn't his film; he's off doing that … Continue reading Free Fire
Release: Friday, April 14, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Chris Morgan Directed by: F. Gary Gray Sometimes I find myself asking how we have managed to get to the point where women and children are being threatened by cyber terrorists in a franchise built around car racing. I find myself wondering if things have gotten a little too out-of-hand. … Continue reading The Fate of the Furious
Release: Friday, April 7, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Makoto Shinkai Directed by: Makoto Shinkai To say Makoto Shinkai's massively acclaimed anime is ambitious would be an understatement. Your Name. seems to be an opus on everything from teen awkwardness to the relationship between time and memory to astrology. At its core it's a grand romantic tale but fastened to that are … Continue reading Your Name.
Release: Friday, July 22, 2016 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Yeon Sang-ho Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho Train to Busan is a breathless and brutal South Korean zombie flick that broke a number of records last year, becoming the first Korean feature to breach the $1 million mark at the Singaporean box office. Over the past several months it has taken the … Continue reading Train to Busan
Release: Friday, March 10, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Dan Gilroy; Max Borenstein; Derek Connolly Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts becomes the latest to cash in on the recent trend of indie directors gone Hollywood, going from The Kings of Summer to a blockbuster that reimagines the king of the apes in all its primal glory in Kong: … Continue reading Kong: Skull Island
Release: Friday, August 9, 1996 [YouTube] Written by: John Hodge Directed by: Danny Boyle One of the things I had presumed about Danny Boyle's iconic drug drama Trainspotting was that it was really bleak, and it was that way from start to finish. Don't get me wrong -- this film is not happy, but I wasn't expecting so much compassion. … Continue reading March Blindspot: Trainspotting (1996)
Release: Friday, March 24, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Rhett Reese; Paul Wernick Directed by: Daniel Espinosa I love how nihilistic Life turns out to be and the irony of it being so totally NOT life-affirming. While the characters in Daniel Espinosa's zero-gravity-set thriller often demonstrate a lack of tact and intelligence, their incompetency only serves to underscore the arrogance of man … Continue reading Life
Release: Friday, March 17, 2017 [Theater] Written by: James Gunn Directed by: Greg McLean Office workers at a mysterious nonprofit organization on the outskirts of the Colombian capital of Bogotá participate, let's call it reluctantly, in a twisted social experiment wherein they must murder a certain number of their colleagues within a certain timeframe or else everyone in the building goes … Continue reading The Belko Experiment
Release: Friday, November 4, 2016 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Richard Bates Jr. Directed by: Richard Bates Jr. Richard Bates Jr's third film revolves around a family you'll be glad you're not a part of. That might be the understatement of the year. You've never seen family dysfunction like this, unless of course you have seen Psycho. Not that I'm … Continue reading Trash Fire
Release: Friday, February 24, 2017 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Macon Blair Directed by: Macon Blair In his directorial debut Macon Blair shows how much he's learned from his Qui-Gon Jinn, the one and only Jeremy Saulnier, director of Murder Party, Blue Ruin and Green Room -- all of which Blair has had at least a supporting part … Continue reading I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.