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

Review: Men & Chicken, 2016, dir. Anders Thomas Jensen

Review: Men & Chicken, 2016, dir. Anders Thomas Jensen


My familiarity with Danish comedy extends about as far as Mikkel Nørgaard’s Klown, the rom-coms of Lone Scherfig, and Adam’s Apples, Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2005 black comedy about the book of Job. Basically, I’m not especially well-versed on the subject, though I know enough to know that Mads Mikkelsen can actually be pretty damn funny when he feels … Continue reading

“Waiting for Wonder Woman”

“Waiting for Wonder Woman”


In case you all have forgotten: I really, really, really, really, really hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But I didn’t hate everything about it! I liked Gal Gadot despite the minimal capacity the film uses her in, for example, so much so that I am now looking forward to Patty Jenkins’ forthcoming Wonder Woman flick more than that … Continue reading

My Most Anticipated Films For IFFBoston ’16

My Most Anticipated Films For IFFBoston ’16


If you have been tuning into this space for the last week and wondering why I have posted exactly zero new updates, it’s because I’ve been gallivanting around Bermuda since the 12th. But I’m back in Boston, and with eight days to spare before Independent Film Festival Boston’s 2016 rumpus, I’d say it’s about time … Continue reading

Interview: Karyn Kusama, “The Invitation”

Interview: Karyn Kusama, “The Invitation”


I trust in my critical faculties to interpret the films that I watch, and for good reason, because my critical faculties are pretty fucking awesome, but there is something to be said for having my eyes opened by the perspectives of other people. In the case of The Invitation, which I clearly dug, “other people” means … Continue reading

Review: Hardcore Henry, 2016, dir. Ilya Naishuller

Review: Hardcore Henry, 2016, dir. Ilya Naishuller


I have never gotten motion sick from watching a movie. Ever. My stomach stayed strong through the shaky-cam antics of Cloverfield, and I didn’t flinch watching either of the first two V/H/S films in the theater. (V/H/S Viral upset my digestion, but only because it’s kind of a terrible movie.) I can endure buckets of gore without batting … Continue reading