“Creep” finds Mark Duplass (“Safety Not Guaranteed,” “The One I Love”) and buddy Patrick Brice with a spare weekend, a digital camera, and a scary premise. Okay, it wasn’t nearly that simple – Brice and Duplass worked on the film for over a year – but this fusion of found footage horror and mumblecore dialogue […]
“Fury” is a more than passable World War II film, and it features some of Ayer’s best work both behind the camera and in the script, but its weak characterization and somewhat restrained visual palette keep it from being the great film it so desperately wants to be.
Living in Chicago, it’s easy to take for granted the social benefits of a metropolis. A first thought is that you’re able to pull from a larger pool of possible friendships, relationships, colleagues, and mentors. But the inverse is also true in that you’re able to choose who you don’t want to know, and what […]
At a house party in downtown Madrid, Boy (Javier Pereira) meets Girl (Aura Garrido), but Girl isn’t interested. In Richard Linklater’s walk-and-talk romance “Before Sunrise,” an American traveling through Europe meets a French woman on a train and they agree to get off in Vienna and explore the city together all night. It’s a beautiful, […]
Kanu Behl makes a noteworthy directorial debut with this tense and grim Dehli-set crime drama. The film opens with Titli (Shashank Arora), the youngest of three brothers living in the slums of Dehli, considering a major investment that will break him out of a cycle of crime and poverty. But after he’s arrested, the police […]
At a time when even the Vatican is grinding towards a more liberal outlook, the unforgettable “Stations of the Cross” provides a fist-clenched, pit-in-your-stomach reminder of the power of religious fundamentalism. Fourteen scenes, each unfolding in only a single shot, tell the story of Maria (Lea van Acken), a fourteen-year-old student and committed member of […]