Ant_Man_and_the_Wasp.0 5

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Review

The adventure is swallowed up by exhausting attempts at humor that don’t land nearly often enough. In terms of the Marvel films being episodic, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a forgettable mid-season replacement sitcom.

Russian-Bride_8 4

THE RUSSIAN BRIDE Review

Stuck somewhere between a gothic Hammer-horror throwback and trashy revenge-sploitation, The Russian Bride has trouble fully committing to a style or a story.

emptahy inc 3 7

Cinepocalypse 2018: EMPATHY, INC. Review

Our world is in desperate need of more empathy, but the commoditized version presented in the thought-provoking Empathy, Inc. probably isn’t the way go, even if it were possible.

The-Devils-Doorway-BTS-picture-2 8

Cinepocalypse 2018: THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY Review

The boxy aspect ratio with rounded corners, 16mm sheen that makes each frame look like a historic photograph, and believable issues with sound – like occasionally muffled dialogue – also act as pleasing counterbalances to the typical found-footage tricks.

DOM_01426.ARW 7.5

Cinepocalypse 2018: THE DOMESTICS Review

The Domestics creates an interesting, totally whacked-out environment that recalls many doomsday movies (including Doomsday), but the realized universe and setting of agrarian Wisconsin are original enough, with the marriage drama and political subtext peppering in some flavor along the way.

moonrise-1 8

MOONRISE Criterion Blu-ray Review

Based on the quality of the film and Criterion’s immaculate audio/visual exhibition, Moonrise is definitely recommended, I just wish there were more supplements to dive into.

traffik (1) 3

TRAFFIK Review

Watching Traffik is a bit like being stuck in rush hour congestion. You’re bored; you begin to question the decisions that led you there; and you’re just waiting to get through it.

wildling-film-2018 5

WILDLING Review

With curious fluctuations in tone, questionable motivations, a dull look and jagged editing that takes us out of potentially affecting moments, this tall tale feels slight.

the-strangers-prey-at-night 4

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

The clichés lay waste to a scenario and setting rife with possibilities, leaving Prey at Night a forgettable knockoff that won’t have the staying power of its predecessor or any of the genre classics it futilely copies.

MIDNIGHTERS Still 10 7

MIDNIGHTERS Review

The economical, engaging neo-noir unfolds like an even simpler version of A Simple Plan or Blood Simple.