Indie Picks

Slow West

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

"...it represents the essence of the western well enough, while adding some of its own personal flair to the countless traditions and tropes we’ve come to love and expect." [...]

Insidious: Chapter 3

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

"If you’ve seen any horror film that deals with the world of the demonic versus reality, you know how this story goes." [...]

Ex Machina

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

"'Ex Machina' is an eerie, engrossing film that raises pertinent philosophical questions about consciousness and artificial intelligence. Masterfully crafted suspense quickens the pulse, but senseless plot twists and clichéd elements leave room for improvement." [...]

It Follows

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

"It Follows may not be your typical obnoxious, inept, and outlandishly thick smog polluting theaters. But make no mistake, it's extremely confused, tasteless, and—most troubling of all—irresponsibly preachy." [...]

99 Homes

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Being relatable, in fact, was the film’s biggest flaw. It seemed that instead of pursuing characters in the interesting manner that they should be pursued, Bahrani only wanted to make them as normal as possible." [...]

While We’re Young

April 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

"A film you thought was about the differences between young and old becomes a massive argument about authenticity and the means to an end. Not only is it difficult to decipher what you’re supposed to care about, it’s hard to care at all." [...]

Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Even as I shook my head at the film’s visual and auditory mishmash, I found myself wholeheartedly enjoying Kumiko. Its technical randomness cannot undermine the strength of the story’s premise and its execution." [...]

The Skeleton Twins

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

"All in all, the underlying message to take away from The Skeleton Twins is no matter how bleak things can get, there's always someone to pick you back up if you can't muster the strength yourself." [...]

The Duke of Burgundy

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

"'The Duke of Burgundy' is a film about a rift in a beautiful relationship. Longing and loss bleed through the intricate butterfly montages, soft sex scenes and real/gameplay dialogue. We observe in awe, stagnant in a realm of feeling rather than caring." [...]

Tusk

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

"The first entry into what will be Smith's experimentally haphazard True North Trilogy makes The Human Centipede look like the Citizen Kane of the mad scientist realm of schlock." [...]
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