• Last Days in the Desert

    ★★★ 3/4 A much-needed sense of humility permeates Rodrigo Garcia’s Last Days in the Desert, a respite from the disingenuous self-importance found in most [...]
  • Elephant

    ★★★★ 4/4 How does a filmmaker, pace Godard, go about making sense of an incomprehensible tragedy?  What should be his or her approach?  On the one extreme, we have [...]
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    ★★★½ 3.5/4 I’m wondering how many synonyms for the word “seedy” I’ll need to get through this review. Probably aren’t enough in the English language. If [...]
  • Christine

    ★★★★ 4/4 If Robert Bresson had ever made a film about drugs, it would likely have been as stark and austere as Christine, a 52-minute masterpiece created by Alan [...]
  • Breaker Morant

    ★★★ 3/4 Part staid courtroom procedural, part trenchant exploration into the justifications of wartime brutality, Bruce Beresford’s 1980 drama Breaker Morant [...]

The Stanford Prison Experiment

by Ben Hallman in 2015 Reviews

★★ 2/4 I’m surprised in the trouble I’ve had separating Kyle Alvarez’s film about Philip Zimbardo’s 1971 college student pseudo-prison experiment [...]