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  • The Caller

    The Caller

    ★★★★★

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

    A chilling indie thriller with a minor scifi twist co clever that I am shocked it has not been used before.

    A newly-divorced woman, Mary, shell-shocked from an abusive marriage moves into her own flat in San Antonio. Her phone is an old rotary landline. It rings at odd hours. On the other end of the line is an irate, possibly violent woman named Rose.

    Rose is belligerent and threatening and terrifying. She's easily the scariest on-screen villain in recent…

  • Seven Psychopaths

    Seven Psychopaths

    ★★★★

    Do sophomore efforts often lead to metafiction? It feels like they do. In any case this is the better kind of metafiction: funny, human, reflective and well-acted.

  • The Guard

    The Guard

    ★★★★

    Brendan Gleeson turns in a great performance in this Hot Fuzz-in-reverse, Bad Lieutenant-but-Irish black comedy.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★½

    Utterly charming in that meticulous bleak way Wes Anderson has. Gives proof to the idea that the only difference between a comedy and a tragedy is when you choose to stop the narrative.