Interview: Josh Kriegman, “Weiner”

Interview: Josh Kriegman, “Weiner”


The general rule about formatting interview questions is that they have to be short. They have to be short so that the answers are longer than the questions. You see variations on this rule all over the place, and in some instances and settings you’ll that rule be treated as more of a guideline, as … Continue reading

Review: Kill Zone 2, 2016, dir. Cheang Pou-soi

Review: Kill Zone 2, 2016, dir. Cheang Pou-soi


You don’t normally buy a ticket to an action movie for well-realized human sentiment or melodramatic storylines involving terminally ill (and terminally adorable) children. That’s certainly not why you might go in on Kill Zone 2, aka SPL II: A Time for Consequences, the sequel to Wilson Yip’s 2005 film SPL: Sha Po Lang. And yet it’s the maudlin … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2016

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2016


…oh, you didn’t think I forgot about this, did you? April was a busy month for Paste’s intrepid team of Criterion reviewers, so we wound up getting our monthly notes on Criterion’s monthly release slate out a mite later than intended. But if you’re any kind of Criterion obsessive, our collective musings about the April … Continue reading

Review: Dough, 2016, dir. John Goldschmidt

Review: Dough, 2016, dir. John Goldschmidt


I wouldn’t say I disliked John Goldschmidt’s Dough, though I’m not sure I liked it as a whole movie, either. If I have any pet peeves with movies, and I have many pet peeves with movies, so let’s just pretend I have one, and if I have one pet peeve with movies, it’s when they jam too many different … Continue reading