SILENCE Speaks Volumes About a Painful Faith
Theatrical Review

SILENCE Speaks Volumes About a Painful Faith

Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated screen adaptation of the novel Silence by Shūsaku Endō takes complicated subject matter and treats it with the respect that such a…

It’s Always the Right Time for a Film Like MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Home Video Review

It’s Always the Right Time for a Film Like MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

I can see Midnight Special being one of the most divisive films of the year. The film operates on a level of subtlety that might put…

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 200: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Podcast

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 200: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

 

SXSW 2016: Jeff Nichols’ Soulful Sci-Fi MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Theatrical Review

SXSW 2016: Jeff Nichols’ Soulful Sci-Fi MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

With every film, Jeff Nichols becomes an increasingly natural storyteller, and Midnight Special finds him operating on a new plane of confidence, seamlessly juggling more…

Jeff Nichols’ MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a Propulsive, Emotional, Sci-Fi Adventure [SXSW 2016]
Event Review

Jeff Nichols’ MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a Propulsive, Emotional, Sci-Fi Adventure [SXSW 2016]

American filmmaker Jeff Nichols hasn’t misfired yet. And after Midnight Special, I’ll continue to stand by that statement, though not everyone will. More aspirational than…

GIRLS Season 4 is New on Blu from HBO Home Entertainment
Home Video Review

GIRLS Season 4 is New on Blu from HBO Home Entertainment

Ahead of its fifth season coming 21st February, HBO has released season 4 of Girls. The show looks at the messy lives of four friends…

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Is a Magical, Sorely Missed, Samurai Space Fantasy – Ed’s Spoiler Free Review
Theatrical Review

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Is a Magical, Sorely Missed, Samurai Space Fantasy – Ed’s Spoiler Free Review

There is far more bad Star Wars than there is good Star Wars. What with all the spinoffs, Holiday specials, Ewok adventures, and prequels, not…

HUNGRY HEARTS is Uneven but Haunting
Theatrical Review

HUNGRY HEARTS is Uneven but Haunting

There’s nothing that inspires sympathy quite as immediately and effortlessly as a baby in peril. Hungry Hearts, the squirm-inducing psychological assault from writer/director Saverio Costanzo,…

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 135: WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (w/ Kevin Talley and Carlos Lujan)
Podcast

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 135: WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (w/ Kevin Talley and Carlos Lujan)

 

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: Mostly Dysfunctional
Theatrical Review

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: Mostly Dysfunctional

The Altman family, and several of its extensions, has reunited after the death of its patriarch. They are not religious people, but the deceased has…