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  • Mother

    Mother

    ★★★★

    “We’re in the ‘90s, mother! It’s fancy jam time!”

  • The Naked Prey

    The Naked Prey

    ★★★

    Cornel Wilde directed, produced, and starred in this survival tale of an African safari guide who spends the bulk of the running time on the run from angry natives, first evading and then striking back. So as you can imagine, there’s much to be disturbed by here, from the hunting sequences to the casual racism, and upon its original release Roger Ebert efficiently took it down thus: “Sure, it’s nice to think you could outrun half a dozen hand-picked African…

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  • Mistress America

    Mistress America

    ★★★★½

    “In one instant, her behaviors turned from charming to borderline psychotic.” So notes Tracy (Kirke) of Brooke (Gerwig), the title character of Noah Baumbach’s latest chronicle of the bohemian facades and generational navigation in New York City. Free of much of the cynicism but none of the bite of last spring’s 'While We’re Young,' Baumbach and co-writer Gerwig’s screwball treat beautifully captures the way a slightly older, seemingly together mentor-type figure can first seem to be everything you hope to…

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★

    Here’s a weird thing that happened: a sold-out SXSW audience saw a “work in progress” cut of 'The Disaster Artist', James Franco’s film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s first-person account of the making of Tommy Wiseau’s legendarily bad movie 'The Room.' And it’s a very funny film about a very weird and untalented dude, and we all had a great many laughs at the expense of this guy and his terrible film. But we were also watching it with Mr. Wiseau…