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  • Ema

    Ema

    ★★★★½

    Ema is a ball of chaos who marches to the beat of her own drums. She refuses to not be free. She seemingly exists on this side of impulse and flow. Like a lizard that lost its tail, she's disoriented and fucked up; a creature wrecked and trampled by the consequences of its choice.

    Against the utterly and incurably disordered, Ema grasps for control. Before the eminently pleasurable forces situated at the intersection between body and mind, Ema surrenders control.…

  • Distant

    Distant

    ★★★½

    The distance that slowly tears us away from ourselves; the palpable, sinking feeling that this is all there is. The distance that swarms us, enveloping but also unknowable, always out of grasp.

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  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★½

    "Just look at the Estonia."

    There's a lot of things an avalanche could do, but destroying a marriage is usually not one of them. Force Majeure relies on a premise so petty and inconsequential that for the entirety of its length, the movie walks on a tight rope tonally. With its completely somber and clinical look into the lives of a higher class family, Force Majeure examines the concepts of modern masculinity and gender roles and how those things factor…

  • Old Joy

    Old Joy

    ★★★★½

    Two old friends reunite after an unspecified amount of time. They lives have branched out in different paths, and the joy of reconnection is met with disconnect. One exclaims: "I want us to be real friends again. There's something between us, and I don't like it. I want it to go away.". Old Joy deals exclusively with that "between" and does so with languorous observation and raw unpretentiousness. Kelly Reichardt has such a good command on the stillness of life…