I was a teen when Mr Rogers Neighborhood debuted. The series was not part of my formative childhood experiences. After watching Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and being reduced to a sobbing and repentant mess, I want to spend my life trying to catch up.
Boundaries implies it’s a film with no boundaries or trying to find it boundaries.
Director Andrew Haigh doesn’t elevate the story with sappy sentiments and phony triumphs. Instead he delivers an elegiac rendering of the death of childhood.
American Animals is more of a dissection of a heist than it is an actual heist film.
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.
The Endless, a sci-fi/horror cross blend, starring and directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead, manages to make its supernatural loopiness credible by grounding it all in a recognizable sibling drama.
First Reformed is one of Schrader’s finest films. It is his redemption, and a perfect fit for his transcendental style
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.
Every director strives for honesty, but few achieve it so sincerely as Lynn Shelton does in Outside In.