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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★½

    Eleven years after Bonnie and Clyde, and all the romanticism of anti-establishment rebellion is long gone. In Blue Collar, every system is corrupt and murderous, even your best friends will betray you, and the ones whose job it is to protect you would rather pull a cheap deception than fix your damn locker. 

    Yaphet Kotto’s sense of style in every single scene is just glorious, from his midriff-beating tank top to his Dizzy Gillespie for President t-shirt. He’s such a…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★½

    I swear to God I just fell in love with y’all.

    No other movie has imagined so exquisitely what happens when Girls Gone Wild are heavily armed. Exhilarating and garish and I love it.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    I really admire Alex Garland for making this his directorial debut. It's small in scale, but ambitious in its intensity and focus, and in how dark and negative it is about men, especially in relation to women.

    I see this movie as an allegory for the internet and its treatment of women. As Adam Savage said in his wonderful story for The Moth, if the internet was a person, that person would have a serious problem with women. (themoth.org/posts/stories/talking-to-my-kids-about-sex-in-the-internet-age) In…

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★

    Hot damn, that was gratifying. 

    Part Rosemary’s Baby, part Drag Me to Hell, part Don't Breathe, and a little bit of Get Out, too. Hilarious pastiche and just a ton of fun. Samara Weaving, I love you.