Evocative and moody, The Wild Goose Lake finds beauty in resigned desperation.
Despite Clarkson’s compellling lead and its sultry New Orleans mood, Out of Blue disappoints by declining to engage with its central themes.
Claustrophobic and brutal, The Platform is a clever thriller that makes the most out of a limiting concept.
Lost Girls is a competent enough thriller, but it doesn’t commit enough to any one of its complex themes.
The Last Thing He Wanted is a jumbled mess that starts out as a journalism story, shifts into a thriller, and doesn’t commit to either premise.
This translator was pleasantly surprised that Les Traducteurs, in addition to being an expertly crafted thriller, is faithful to our profession.
This is an odd film. Just under (under!) 90 minutes, with barely any dialogue, stretching over a period of at most two days, only a handful of characters and the briefest of backstories, it is so focused and so tightly wound that it comes and goes almost before you can get your bearings.
Bad Times At The El Royale is beautifully produced and it doesn’t feel all that slow for how long it is, but more than anything it is a great cast and an intriguing concept that end up fizzling out.
The film is clever with its central conflict, the wrenches it throws into the characters’ gears are unexpected, and the decisions made to solve them have real stakes and no easy options.
If you haven’t seen Parasite, and you’re here because you’re planning to: I envy you, because you’re about to go on a wild ride.