Sleeping with Other People (Headland, 2015)

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I started to write that it took me a week to decide whether or not I liked Sleeping with Other People (★★), Leslye Headland’s Millenial riff on When Harry Met Sally, but that wasn’t true. It took me a week to accept and come to terms with the fact that I didn’t. [Read more...]

Finding Noah (Baum, 2015)

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To those who are like me, who were always taught that God does not intend for the Ark to be found and any attempt to locate it is a challenge to God, there is a surprise in how much enjoyment and illumination can be gained from Brent Baum’s documentary, Finding Noah: An Adventure of Faith. [Read more...]

The Walk (Zemeckis, 2015)

Philippe Petite (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in TriStar Pictures' THE WALK.

I will confess, too, that the last act of The Walk, when Philippe Petit finally executes his tight wire trip between the two towers of the World Trade Center has some swell special effects. [Read more...]

Boiling Pot (Ashmawey, 2015)


While it is not as accomplished and polished as Do The Right Thing, The Sixth Sense, or Reservoir Dogs–films that announced the arrival of a major new talent–Boiling Pot is certainly good enough to land the Ashmaweys on my “keep an eye out for what they do next” list. [Read more...]

Actor for Hire (Mizelle, 2015)

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Jesse is a young, average-looking, bald guy trying to make it in Hollywood. [Read more...]

Honor Thy Father (Matti, 2015)

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The first hour of Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father (★★★★) is so good, so steeped in its time and place, that one can’t help but feel a little disappointed that it’s second half becomes a fairly conventional heist genre film. [Read more...]