In We the Animals, Jonah’s (Evan Rosado) words in his journal are blurred while the overlaid furiously scribbled art is vividly animated. The director Jeremiah Zagar is showing the congealing of a young artistic mind and vision defining its place in the world. That world is defined and trickles in impressionistically as he tries to…
With the gang together the movie wanders into amiable chat and a ton of metaphoric inaction, focusing on rumination over ruination to the film’s detriment.
Support the Girls is slow key movie that is shaggy and dramatic as it needs to be.
Searching is as smart as a summer thriller can get.
Puzzle is better at the making then it is at the completion. It takes pride in that accomplishment.
Night Comes On is a quiet film with a lot of emotional power. It is like the tide before a big wave crests.
The titular heroine, who may or may not be going mad, is played by newcomer Helena Howard. Don’t take her disaffected scowl for serious acting. Three quarters of runway models can produce and sustain the same look.
A Prayer Before Dawn is a pure example of testosterone and rage filmmaking. It leaves you beaten down and shattered.
The Rider is a heartbreaking portrayal of those who can and cannot give up, of those living broken lives with broken dreams and broken hopes.