Edited by Joss Taylor Olson

The Boy

March 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

"'The Boy' has a stumbling block to overcome – that its premise is completely daft – and never really does so. The whole film is tempered, then, by an overwhelming air of silliness." [...]

The Assassin

February 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

"If you expect 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' then 'The Assassin' will disappoint you, but if you relinquish yourself to Hao’s realistic stillness and visual beauty, it is one of the most captivating films of the year." [...]

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

February 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

"'Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom' does an adequate job of telling the story of a people’s revolution from the people’s point of view, but as a documentary it could have done more to relate the events and their importance to an outsider." [...]


January 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

"Thanks to a superbly written screenplay, small, focused performances, and a steady hand at the direction, 'Spotlight' is one of the most quietly powerful experiences you'll have with a film this year." [...]

The Hateful Eight

January 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

"'The Hateful Eight' uses Tarantino’s skill-box to tell a great story. His trademark bloodshed and deep talking work really well in this case, but if you’re not a fan of Tarantino or westerns there isn’t anything here for you." [...]


December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Writer and Director Ryan Cooglar successfully makes 'Creed' the seventh 'Rocky' film in every way." [...]

Short Stories – Daniel Grinberg

December 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

"There’s an always familiar pop sensibility across 'Short Stories', which is flooded with so much influence from popular music across the past sixty years that in some moments, it almost seems new again." [...]

Givers – New Kingdom

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Indie-pop band Givers returns with a new, yet questionable sound with their sophomore release, 'New Kingdom'." [...]
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