Homeless (Hassler, 2015)

Homeless 12 300dpi

If the quickest metric of a directorial debut is to which films it invites comparison, the news about Clay Hassler’s Homeless is very, very good. [Read more...]

24 Days (Arcady, 2014)


A terrifying kidnapping for ransom raises fears about renewed anti-Semitism. [Read more...]

(Dis)honesty: The Truth About Lies (Melamede, 2015)


A famous G. K. Chesterton quote states, “Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” [Read more...]

UnDivided (Martin, 2013)


“The best way to convince people you don’t have an agenda is to not have an agenda.” [Read more...]

Out of the Dark (Quílez, 2014)


Either Out of the Dark had the misfortune to be released too soon in the wake of The Babadook or–more likely–horror films in general are a bit too formulaic for my taste. [Read more...]

Rocks in my Pockets (Baumane, 2014)

A pill-popping Soviet psychiatrist, sampling her wares

Cliché alert! Signe Baumane’s debut feature film is an instant classic, thanks to evocative, inventive animation and its authentic, heartfelt look at mental illness. [Read more...]