September 2015

White Mountains

September 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

★★★★ 4/4 At about the two-thirds mark of White Mountains (Belye gory), a poetic, multivocal, and altogether remarkable debut feature by Kyrgyz director Melis Ubukeev, it briefly abandons [...]

Black Mass

September 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

★½ 1.5/4 Remember when discussing a Johnny Depp movie meant not having to consider at some point whether A) he looked stupid, B) if so, exactly how stupid did he look, and C) whether the [...]

Mistress America

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

  ★★★½ 3.5/4 As a 37-year-old, I can’t help be slightly amused by a 30-year-old passing off sage advice and life lessons to a group of college freshmen. This derision has nothing to do [...]

Straight Outta Compton

September 8, 2015 // 5 Comments

★★ 2/4 Fun fact: as a kid, I heard CB4’s “Straight Outta Locash” loooong before I ever listened to N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton.” In fact, I still have Gusto’s entire first [...]