Savannah Knoop cowrites docudrama J.T. Leroy, starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Andrea Berloff writes and directs The Kitchen, starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Raiders of the Lost Ark lite for kids, but juvenile humor and a derivative plot limit its appeal for adults. Teen Dora is really cool, though, and a great role model for girls and boys alike.
Writer-director Crystal Moselle introduces us to girl skateboarders; writer-director Josephine Decker give us an arthouse mystery set in the theater; more…
Jennifer Yuh Nelson directs Amandla Stenberg in a dystopian thriller; Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, and Eva Longoria are dogs’ best friends; more…
Two rom-coms, a grossout comedy, a family drama, and a platonic May-December melodrama, all connected by stilted humor, sloppy schmaltz, implausible human interaction, and — least convincingly — dogs.
This melodrama about men unable to express themselves emotionally except through heavy machinery isn’t only clichéd: it doubles down on the clichés.