We need to talk about tasteless, dangerous aestheticization of age differences in queer cinema. Call Me by Your Name lands in a strange time in Queer cinema; the film doesn’t do anything new, innovative or very exciting. It’s potentially the first in a new wave of queer romance films. Following the groundbreaking Moonlight (2016), Carol […]

An intellectually limp, ultimately unsatisfying account of Weiner’s self-aggrandizing. I can’t help but feel like I’m not the intended audience for Weiner. This documentary is laser-focused on Anthony Weiner, who is the eye of a complex, sexually charged storm. He’s clearly an important part of the story, but is nothing compared to the swirling winds […]

A haunting, deeply terrible, no good, very bad movie that haunts me to this day. Spare yourself. I can confirm that the phrase “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” is, as Dante said, inscribed above the gates of hell. How do I know? I was there. From 7:00 p.m. until about 8:30. But he […]

It’s a shallow cash grab! Shallow! You’re tearing me apart, Franco! Following any discussion around The Disaster Artist in any way requires context. It is a dramatization of the book written by Greg Sestero that chronicles the making of The Room, a 2003 drama starring Tommy Wiseau and Sestero. The Room is, according to its […]

A heartfelt, focused documentary that articulates the struggle of the marginalized The first shot in the 2016 documentary Angry Inuk is of the arctic: it is beautiful, desolate and isolated. A hunter shoots, hooks and skins a seal. While butchering the animal, the hunter explains how each piece of the seal will be used in […]

NBC once had the most elegantly macabre show on  TV Hannibal is a brilliant show that was condemned to die; it had a bad time slot on an unlikely, fairly mid-tier network. That’s not a criticism of NBC – the network makes good shows, but it’s just not HBO, AMC or FX. It’s not known […]

Have you ever seen a slasher flick? They all follow a fairly typical formula: Our protagonist (or final girl, as they’re known in the genre) is always a chaste Good Girl. She’s a better person than her friends because she’s a babysitter. Her friends are into sex and drinking. They die because they’re Bad People […]

While waiting in line for The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie, I saw children running around screaming, hyped out of their minds. A few clung to their mothers and quietly ordered their popcorn. It was a sea of youthful emotions coming together to watch The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie at 7 p.m. on a Saturday. I was the […]