Posted on March 15, 2015

Review: Chappie, 2015, dir. Neill Blomkamp

Review: Chappie, 2015, dir. Neill Blomkamp


“Your enjoyment of Chappie will depend entirely on how high a premium you place on originality. The film’s influences announce themselves loudly and proudly; if you’ve seen Short Circuit, Short Circuit 2, and RoboCop, you have seen Chappie, or at least you’ve seen its skeleton dangled from a hang-up stand á la Budget Bart. But … Continue reading

Review: Unfinished Business, 2015, dir. Ken Scott

Review: Unfinished Business, 2015, dir. Ken Scott


“There are details about Ken Scott’sUnfinished Business worth respecting, or at least admiring. Scott has made a movie rooted in an indistinct business environment in which a woman holds a position of top authority; she’s allowed to be bluntly, even crudely alpha without being caricaturized or defamed for it, at least until an unfortunate display … Continue reading

Review: Ballet 422, 2015, dir. Jody Lee Lipes

Review: Ballet 422, 2015, dir. Jody Lee Lipes


“In Ballet 422, director Jody Lee Lipes does something remarkable: He cuts himself out of the equation entirely. He’s barely a fly on the wall in his own documentary, which chronicles New York City Ballet soloist and choreographer Justin Peck’s attempt to architect the company’s 422nd production. Lipes’ approach to capturing his subjects is about … Continue reading