Ingrid Goes West shares the inspiration of an increasingly technology-centered society, offering a different kind of contemporary twist on the thriller genre.
Chicken People is ostensibly a documentary about the world of competitive chicken shows, yet it succeeds most as a documentary about the nature of obsession.
Beauty and the Beast
There is nothing new about Condon’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a revamp likely to please two kinds of people: those who loved the original and are feeling nostalgic, and those who love Emma Watson.
Woody Allen’s latest is remarkably fun and slick, even as it uncomfortably trades on both outdated gender politics and the real-world tribulations of its cast and director.
The Girl on the Train
Even an admirable lead performance by Emily Blunt can’t make up for the lack of suspense or nuance in this GONE GIRL-esque thriller.
Richard Bates Jr.’s follow-up to SUBURBAN GOTHIC and EXCISION is a frightening exercise in suspense that turns realism and the mundane to its advantage.
The latest documentary from American-Israeli filmmaker Alma Har’el, LOVETRUE is a compelling experimental documentary that wades through the dark underbelly of love.
The Together Project
Genuine beauty and a sense of playfulness make THE TOGETHER PROJECT, the last rom-com by the late Sòlveig Anspach, an entertaining and touching story despite its implausibilities.
Alice in Earnestland
Ahn Goocjin’s adaptation of the Lewis Carroll story to modern Korean society is a funny, expertly plotted and biting critique of its inequalities.
Pedro Almodóvar’s signature style is on full display in JULIETA, yet its plot doesn’t make an entirely convincing transition from Alice Munro’s novel.