Landline (2017): SIFF Review

Landline (2017) dir. Gillian Robespierre written by: Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm starring: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock    There are days when your actressexual brain overloads.  Those days are when you are within throwing distance of Jenny… Continue Reading

Patti Cake$ (2017): SIFF Review

Patti Cake$ (2017) dir. Geremy Jasper written by: Geremy Jasper starring: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie   Easily, Sundance breakout Patti Cake$ is the best film so far this year.  Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald) is a 23-year-old, white woman… Continue Reading

Crown Heights (2017): SIFF Review

  Crown Heights (2017) dir. Matt Ruskin written by: Matt Ruskin starring: Keith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha   In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner was arrested for a murder in Brooklyn that he did not commit. His accusation, aided by legal incompetence, predatory policing negligence,… Continue Reading

Beatriz at Dinner (SIFF 2017): Movie Review

Beatriz at Dinner (2017) dir. Miguel Arteta written by: Mike White starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Amy Landecker, David Warshofsky, Jay Duplass, Chloe Sevigny, John Early   When Beatriz comes to dinner, she’s not nearly as permissive as Sidney Poitier. In… Continue Reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017): Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017) dir. James Gunn written by: James Gunn starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan   My world is a significantly better place since I saw… Continue Reading

Sleight (2017): Movie Review

Sleight (2017) dir. J.D. Dillard written by: J.D. Dillard, Alex Theurer starring: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata    A year after his mother dies, Bo (Jacob Latimore) cares for his sister with street magic during the day and slinging Molly… Continue Reading