The Glorias utilizes an ineffective structure which prevents the film from properly contextualizing – and celebrating – a critical historical figure.
MLK/FBI is a stellar window into the FBI’s illegal surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., and the society that tacitly blessed its tactics.
Lost in London thrives on the movie’s live broadcast gimmick, but fails to resonate as a “one crazy night” comedy or as a family drama.
Spiral is a reasonably effective social horror film that focuses on how same-sex couples can be othered by their neighbors.
Pieces of a Woman is a disappointing drama that runs out of quality storytelling material only about a quarter of the way into the film’s run time.
The Father is a deeply moving dementia drama that sees a dynamite cast support perhaps the best performance of Anthony Hopkins’ career.
Another Round makes for an effective black comedy about four friends committed to obtaining higher consciousness through constant alcohol intake.
In Penguin Bloom, an extremely clichéd and predictable narrative ends up reasonably moving thanks to the great Naomi Watts and its charming avian actors.
Mulan (2020) is beautifully designed but undercut by poor editing and some strange storytelling decisions.
Get Duked! is a funny, anarchic comedy thriller that showcases the arrival of a talented new Scottish storyteller.