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  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    Review by Andrew Swafford

    Despite being unconvinced by this smoke-and-mirrors marketing strategy, I went to see It Comes it Night on the strength of the established A24 brand (The Witch was my favorite movie of last year, as podcast listeners will know), as well as a loyalist to arty horror in all its forms. And I am here to tell you, reader, that not only is It Comes at Night not a horror movie, it is hardly a movie. It…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    Review by Paige Taylor

    Have you ever sat in a theater full of people, weeping with unrestrained joy, because a superhero was just that badass?

    This girl has.

    I’m sure by now you’ve heard it a million times, but yes! This IS the first major motion picture led by a female superhero in over 10 years! And yes! This IS the first blockbuster comic book adaptation to be directed by a woman! And I swear by the lasso, I will…

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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    Review by Naomi Sandiego

    The Handmaiden has best been described as “Korean Gothic lesbian revenge thriller” and has been not so eloquently described by a series of enthusiastic hand gestures and incoherent noises of delight. The latter description is my own.

    Full review is now on CINEMATARY.COM

    www.cinematary.com/new-reviews/2016/11/9/the-handmaiden-2016-by-park-chan-wook

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    Review by Andrew Swafford

    Up until the very moment that Kubo swung into high gear, I was prepared to make a very specific argument about how LAIKA distinguishes itself amongst its competition. Said argument would go something like, “Disney films are supremely entertaining, Ghibli films have a distinct old-world soulfulness, Pixar is the king of sentimentality, and LAIKA is unbelievably smart.” It almost works as a Hogwarts-style house system, in which every studio has their own personality type and set…