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Best of Criterion’s New Releases, June 2016

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, June 2016


You can probably guess, based on the header, that Fantastic Planet is my favorite release from The Criterion Collection’s June slate, but it’s so hard to choose: Everything this month is great, though my compadres at Paste Magazine and I were only able to get through four of them. Just four! That’s a fraction of the slate’s … Continue reading

Review: American Ultra

Review: American Ultra


“Like the protagonist of his film, Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra suffers from an identity crisis. The package sounds great on paper: A stoner targeted for elimination by the CIA learns he’s a highly trained government superspy of the Jason Bourne persuasion who gets reactivated in the face of imminent death and becomes a very, very … Continue reading

Review: The Runaways, 2010, dir. Floria Sigismondi

Review: The Runaways, 2010, dir. Floria Sigismondi


I didn’t know a whole lot about Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Kim Fowley, or, well, any character involved when going into Floria Sigismondi’s biopic about the 1970s all-girl punk rock band, The Runaways. Unfortunately, I didn’t know much more about them coming out of it, either. Films in general, and biopics and documentaries in particular, … Continue reading