Review: Gilbert, 2017, dir. Neil Berkeley

Review: Gilbert, 2017, dir. Neil Berkeley


I wasn’t at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, but that didn’t stop me from writing a review about Gilbert, Neil Berkeley’s very good documentary about the one and only Gilbert Gottfried, the guy you probably know best as the voice of an angry parrot in the Aladdin movies (or the erstwhile voice of an exasperated duck in Aflac … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2017

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2017


Oh, sure: I know what you’re thinking. “It’s May, Annnnnnndyyyyyyyyy! Why are you so late sharing the April Criterion round-up, huuuuuuuh?” Well, I mean, hush. Calm down. It’s okay. You can still read the Paste Magazine Criterion piece for April even though it is no longer April. You should, too, not only because I spend more time … Continue reading

Review: Obit, 2017, dir. Vanessa Gould

Review: Obit, 2017, dir. Vanessa Gould


Well, how about that? Obit, a film about The New York Times‘ obituaries desk, is as entertaining and informative as it is profound. I liked it! I had a good time with it! I was not overwhelmed by morbidity while watching it, mostly because the film is as far from morbid as a film about death can … Continue reading

Review: Slack Bay, 2017, dir. Bruno Dumont

Review: Slack Bay, 2017, dir. Bruno Dumont


You know what? Normally I’d write a spiel here, but Slack Bay is kind of hard to give spiel to. It’s weird. It’s fucking weird, even, which is my impolite way of saying that it doesn’t fit easily into any category or genre. Basically, it’s Looney Tunes on France’s northern coast wrapped up in a comedy of manners … Continue reading

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)


I know what you thought when you read the title on this piece: “It’s April.” Yes, it is, but shut up. Shhhh. Stop. It’s okay. I know it’s April. We all know it’s April. I have gadgets all around me screaming the date at me at any given time during the day. Relax. It’s going to … Continue reading

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix

The 20 Best Westerns on Netflix


I must confess that I found the utter dearth of really great Western films available for streaming on ye olde Netflix not only perplexing, but disturbing. You’re telling me that Netflix can’t manage to put twenty great Western films up on its site, and instead can only manage to put a much smaller number than that, plus … Continue reading