Matthew Heineman’s documentary might be brave and shocking but some of its editing decisions feel ethically and morally dubious.
The big-screen adaptation of Matthew Whittet’s play of the same name is an impressive feature, boasting magnificent set and costume design, and wonderful cinematography.
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s second feature-length documentary continues her trend of documenting powerful women in the art world, with a nuanced look at art collector Peggy Guggenheim.
A Month of Sundays
Matthew Saville’s latest effort, an exploration of mourning, regret, life, death, family, parenthood and real estate fails to land, trudging along at a glacial pace.
Daniel F. Cardone’s Desert Migration, is a hypnotic docu-hybrid that tells the story of a generation of HIV-positive men who have been afforded new life through the introduction of AIDS combating drugs.
Exotica, Erotica, Etc.
Evangelia Kranioti’s debut feature is a beautiful, if somewhat hollow, retelling of The Odyssey, filtered through the tales of an elderly Chilean sex worker who fell in love with her clients.
Guillermo del Toro’s latest effort is a wonderfully goofy jaunt through the terrain of Gothic Romance, framed through the lens of Giallo cinema and haunted house horror.
Scott Crawford’s exploration of the highly influential D.C. Punk scene is a nuanced, multi-faceted documentary that is both extensive and informative.
M. Night Shyamalan’s return to cinema is a marked improvement on his worst films, but is far from his best output.
He Never Died
Despite low ambitions, Jason Krawczyk’s debut feature is an entertaining, if slight, riff on the Netflix B-movie spooker, elevated by an entertaining performance from Rollins.