Review: Felt, 2015, dir. Jason Banker

Review: Felt, 2015, dir. Jason Banker


“If there’s one objective statement to make about Felt, the third film by Jason Banker, it’s that it’ll make you deeply uncomfortable. Felt is easier to admire than to straight-up love, a symptom of the ways it uses unease as a tool for setting atmosphere and tone. But whether we like or dislike movies like … Continue reading

Review: Big Significant Things, 2015, dir. Bryan Reisberg

Review: Big Significant Things, 2015, dir. Bryan Reisberg


“Channeling its theme of millennial ennui and disaffection, Bryan Reisberg’s handsomely crafted indie road trip comedy Big Significant Things has little to say, but says it with wit and style. Reisberg doesn’t pretend to have the answers, which doesn’t feel like a cop out since Craig Harrison–the neurotic, effete protagonist–doesn’t have any solutions. Harry simply … Continue reading

Review: Court, 2015, dir. Chaitanya Tamhane

Review: Court, 2015, dir. Chaitanya Tamhane


“Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is the writer-director’s first feature, but it’s so accomplished that he might fool you into thinking that he’s been doing this for years. Partly, that’s a credit to his technique and his craft. Tamhane favors a style that emphasizes long takes, steady cinematography, and careful editing. Every shot he photographs, every image … Continue reading