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  • Brigsby Bear

    Brigsby Bear


    Finds a pretty remarkable balance between being funny, dark, and heartfelt all at once.

    Anyone who's seen Kyle Mooney's work on Saturday Night Live will be familiar with his brand of weirdo/earnest deadpan comedy, which he expands surprisingly well to the feature-length format here as co-writer and star.

    It's definitely reminiscent of producer Andy Samberg's own foray into film, Hot Rod, but with more of an edge and less focus on getting big laughs. At times Brigsby Bear doesn't even…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)


    I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Baumbach's previous work. The Squid and the Whale remains one of my favourite films, but Greenberg left me cold, Frances Ha irked me, and I actively kind of hated While We're Young. (Perhaps as a result I'm yet to catch up with 2016's Mistress America.)

    But just when I was almost ready to give up on Baumbach entirely, he came along and made The Meyerowitz Stories, which while not perfect, shows…

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  • Mud



    You may not think you need another small-town America coming-of-age indie, but believe me, you definitely need Mud.

    This hazy drama tells the story of two 14-year-old boys, Ellis and Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) who live in an Arkansas fishing community. One day, they stumble on the mysterious, alluring Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and inadvertently get tied up with his shady past by agreeing to help Mud get in touch with the girl he loves (Reece Witherspoon).

    The plot…

  • Signs



    Signs is a film that just never gets old for me. This was my fourth viewing, and I approach it a slightly different way each time. The first time I saw it was at a birthday party when I was twelve, and it scared the absolute crap out of me. Seriously, I had nightmares for a couple of nights afterwards based on the birthday party newscast scene alone. It wasn't a particularly enjoyable viewing experience for someone with virtually no…