King of Peking (streaming on Netflix) proves that the best buddy films are created by fathers and sons.
Gemini is all sheen, inversion and misdirection. It is as cool and chill as the city is hot and tempered. It is as hard to live its dream as it is hard to leave.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado is an action pic that benefits from the Trump bump because its federal agents vs Mexican drug cartels plot (which ironically involves using illegals aliens as a cover) hits an on the nose topicality. Reflecting our POTUS, it is a highly political, amoral, profane, bellicose-- and ultimately violent wet dream.…
The movie is a poignant and satisfying album full of sweet times, bittersweet encounters and smart riffs on the awareness of talent subsumed to a secure future.
First Reformed is one of Schrader’s finest films. It is his redemption, and a perfect fit for his transcendental style
It is all so emotionally and nakedly obvious. And that not only makes Sunday’s Illness good but near great.
All I Want, a smart little indie co-written by the actress Melissa Center and debut director West Liang, is the millennial attempt to beat The Big Chill.
Foul mouth and over confident gangsters, international female assassins, domestic hit men with fuckup siblings, kingpins with hot triggered heirs that have daddy inferiority complexes, a city in riot mode, and Dave Bautista channeling Drax 2X, make for an over emoting ensemble that tries to keep up with the overheated plot.
Hereditary is a smart reminder that the horror movie hasn’t entirely forgotten it’s past.