Drama
 
 

“Hounds of Love” Is An Uncomfortable Watch, But An Unforgettable Film

Most films that start out with an attractive, young woman being abducted focus largely on one thing… pushing the boundaries of violence and gore. While the premise itself is terrifying, in large part because it happens so...
 
8.0

“Buster’s Mal Heart” Is A Beautiful, Trippy Sophomore Effort From Sarah Adina Smith

  In 2014, Sarah Adina Smith made a splash in the indie world with her directorial debut “The Midnight Swim”. It took just that one film for Smith to showcase her talent, in both writing and directing, and anno...
 
9.0

“Gifted” Is A Touching, Heartfelt Drama

Back in 2009, Marc Webb directed one of the better relationship dramedies of the 21st century in “500 Days of Summer”. Since then, he has done a few music videos, some tv (including one of my favorite episodes of &#...
 
8.0

“Personal Shopper” Is A Multi-Layered Independent Gem

After watching “Personal Shopper” — an erotic psychological thriller starring Kristen Stewart — it was obvious why Olivier Assayas won best director at the Cannes Film Festival. What he created is a comp...
 
8.0

Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
7.8

Review: “Win It All” Doesn’t Have Anything To Say We Haven’t Already Heard

There are good movies, bad movies, and then the kind of movies that fall somewhere in the middle. This weird space for viewers where you’re left feeling indifferent. Those kind of movies are the hardest to review because ...
 
5.8