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Alien: Covenant

Andy Singleterry
Alien: Covenant
Prometheus made its points with heavy, expository dialogue, while Covenant carries the themes forward through action and subtle, quick references.

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Elijah Davidson
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
This style is reminiscent of the 1950s, the period in which Harold and Lillian’s romance and careers were solidified. They are members of the Greatest Generation. To watch their story is to learn from the example of our elders. We have much to learn.

The Circle

Elijah Davidson
The Circle
The Emma Watson-starring The Circle plays with these same ideas, nodding to questions about public presentatio,n how whether or not privacy is either possible in this always-connected present, and if we really want privacy anyway.

A Quiet Passion

Elijah Davidson
A Quiet Passion
A Quiet Passion is a plaintive film, but because of Davies’ inventiveness and Nixon’s performance, it is also exciting if you’re the kind of person who finds fine filmmaking itself thrilling to watch.

Music Video - “Right Now” by Haim

Elijah Davidson
Music Video - “Right Now” by Haim
The long take also underscores Haim’s remarkable musicianship.

Free Fire

Elijah Davidson
Free Fire
Eschewing plot, the you might think the filmmakers—writer Amy Jump and writer/director Ben Wheatley—would people their nearly plotless film with rich characters instead. Not so

Colossal

Elijah Davidson
Colossal
In Colossal, Seoul, South Korea, gets metaphysically involved in the self-destructive habits of a woman named Gloria.

The Fate of the Furious

Andy Singleterry
The Fate of the Furious
I am a film snob. For the past sixteen years, one sign of that snobbery was having never seen any of the Fast and Furious movies. The shallow stories of fast cars, scantily-clad women, and outrageous action scenes didn’t seem worth the time. Then, Doris entered the scene.

The Lost City of Z

Christopher Lopez
The Lost City of Z
The search for reasons to find Z fatigued me and left me ready to give up on the notion of the city of Z with some of Percy’s crew. However, my disposition changed after one of the WWI scenes.

The Ticket

Elijah Davidson
The Ticket
The Ticket is sure-footed at every step. It’s not a showy film. It’s competent, and it is content to be so.
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