• Run



    Sarah Paulson’s Mt. Rushmore of Delicious Character Parts is far from finished but let’s carve Diane Sherman on it for now — and anyone who tells you why doesn’t love you.

    This movie rips, the score rips, let Aneesh Chaganty make anything he likes.

  • Roald Dahl's The Witches

    Roald Dahl's The Witches


    100 years from now, the Earth will be ash and Anne Hathaway’s work in The Witches just chewing what’s left of the scenery.

     No notes.

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time


    Is Robert Pattinson’s accent in this film:

    1) Foghorn Leghorn
    2) Lil’ Boosie
    3) Foghorn Leghorn + Lil’ Boosie
    4) A fey alien who, in the hopes of blending in, has adopted a West Virginia drawl and is happily, hopelessly blowing it.

    Cast your vote in the comments.

  • Antebellum



    I’ve rarely seen a movie more artfully shoot itself in the foot than Antebellum does — repeatedly. It shoots its metaphoric toes; it busts its kneecaps. It bloody stumbles over the finish line only to scream “FUCK” and take a bulldozer to its own being (literally). If Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’s well-intention movie is meant to end the plantation film once and for all? Good. But to do so, it resurrects it first in fourteen million dollar clothes. I’m…

  • Blade: Trinity

    Blade: Trinity


    One stars is for the vampire pomeranian, who rules and should have had a spin-off. RIP.

  • Money Plane

    Money Plane


    Kelsey Grammar plays the role of Darius Emmanuel The Rumble” Grouch III like he’s a neutered lion on steroids — give him the Razzie, Grammy, and Oscar.

  • Porno



    Better as a treatise on temptation and religion than an out and out horror film, PORNO is still a worthy watch due to fine performances and it’s clear-eyed look at how art of all kinds becomes transgressive.

  • Extra Ordinary

    Extra Ordinary


    Solid top to bottom but actually extraordinary when when Will Forte’s on screen. Give me the Christian Winter prequel immediately.

  • Lost Girls

    Lost Girls


    Lost Girls wants to anger and frustrate you. That’s a hard sell in already frustrating times, and yet: I didn’t mind spending two plus hours with it. Liz Garbus drama is an anti-police procedural — one which exposes how biases can form the foundations of fact-collecting — and it’s scathing indictment of the “dead girl” drama is worthy and necessary viewing.

     Is it entirely successful? No, not so either. Lost Girls
     mislays a crucial plot thread, sending its themes off…

  • The Lodge

    The Lodge


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    THE LODGE plays like its creators were rendered irate by THE SHACK and so made a horror film about God killing everything.

    If only it was good 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • Underwater



    Pity Underwater, friends, for it is fighting a losing battle from the get-go: it’s built from parts that any person over 30’ is like to recognize; it endears us to its actors more than characters. Which means for many people it’s derivative and thinly sketched at best. That’s a valid take on Underwater.

    And: there’s is a 10 year old who’s sneaking into Underwater — who barely knows K Stew or Vincnt Cassell or even Alien — who will quickly get bodied by…

  • Extreme Job

    Extreme Job


    Seven Thoughts About Extreme Job

    1) It’s reductive to compare Extreme Job to Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz but, fuck it, let’s get reductive: Extreme Job’s a close cousin of Hot Fuzz.

    2) While both Job and Fuzz traffic in meta-aware action tropes, only Job explores the highs of elevated skillsets and the cruelty of prodigiousness. Specifically: if “elevation” is defined as “a dancer's or an athlete's leap and seeming suspension in the air” (it is, I just checked), it’s inferable that the…