Luscious Absurdity in “Elvis & Nixon”

Rating: 4/5 Politics and Elvis rarely share the same sentence. Maybe even less so Watergate and Elvis. Yet Liza Johnson’s newest tongue-and-cheek comedy “Elvis & Nixon” collides West Wing with rock and roll in a […]

Abrams’ Newest 10 Cloverfield Lane Muddled, Vague

Rating: 2.5/5 JJ Abrams was very busy this year. Unfortunately, maybe a little too busy to make sure his newest production, 10 Cloverfield Lane, stands out. A first-time feature by director Dan Trachtenberg, this quasi-Cloverfield […]

The Witch: Unparalleled, Mystical Terror

Rating: 4.5/5 There aren’t many genuinely creepy witch movies (besides maybe Blair Witch Project, which might make you sick). But 2015 Sundance Directing Award winner Robert Eggers delivers one of the most historically accurate, chilling […]

Report from Sundance: Virtual Reality is a Hit

“Which one would you like to try?” “’Come?’ I think that’s it.” She looks confused. “The porn one.” “Oh, okay,” she replies, adjusting headphones and a Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) headset over my face. […]

The Danish Girl: Too Delicate?

Rating: 3.5/5 “Beautiful” and ‘poignant’ describe “The Danish Girl” perfectly, yet its delicacy serves as both the film’s strength and weakness. I don’t usually like to read other reviews, but this time, I wanted outside […]

“Joy” is Genuine but Screams its Themes

Rating: 4.5/5 Rewriting history from a matriarch’s point of view is exactly what “Joy” intends and succeeds in doing; I just wish the filmakers trusted me enough to reach that conclusion on my own. Almost […]

SUBTERRA: Touch and be touched

Sight is one of the most dominant human senses, and the audiodrama SUBTERRA, oddly by robbing this sense, gives rise to new, uncanny hyperawareness. “Being blindfolded heightened… your awareness of your body in space,” reveals […]