Reviews

Hail, Caesar!

Elijah Davidson
Hail, Caesar!
Eddie Mannix is having a crisis of faith about the eternal value of his life. Eddie frequents the confessional. He clings tightly to his Rosary beads in his office late at night. He even calls in a cadre of Christian and Jewish religious leaders to get their opinions on a new film.

Newtown

Elijah Davidson
Newtown
But no one should have to feel the pain that the Newtown parents have felt every day of their lives since the Sandy Hook massacre. No one should value his personal freedom over another human’s life, especially the life of a child.

Southside With You

Elijah Davidson
Southside With You
Southside With You is a gently fictionalized recounting of Michelle and Barack Obama’s first date back in 1989 when they were working together for the summer at a Chicago law firm. She was a junior associate. He was an intern from Harvard. They walk and talk and fall in love.

Nuts

Elijah Davidson
Nuts
If something is too good to be true, it probably is, as the saying goes, and since Brinkley relied on cliches and folk maxims to build his empire, I suppose it’s okay for me to include a few in this review.

Operation Avalanche

Elijah Davidson
Operation Avalanche
Operation Avalanche is the most fun I had at any movie at Sundance. It’s enthusiastic filmmaking that makes you delight at the ingenuity of these artists and aspire to be as joyful, adventurous, and thorough in your own work.

Tickled

Elijah Davidson
Tickled
Tickled tickles.

The Birth of a Nation

Elijah Davidson
The Birth of a Nation
I do understand the urge to make a hero out of Nat Turner though. He did something when no one else was doing anything. His rebellion helped make it clear that slavery was a untenable part of American life.

The Blackout Experiments

Elijah Davidson
The Blackout Experiments
Blackout is a fear cult. The participants are addicted to fear. Many of them have experienced trauma in the past, and Blackout is a way to recycle that terror. They hope to overcome it.

The Fits

Elijah Davidson
The Fits
Why shouldn’t a young, black girl’s coming-of-age story feel most similar to 2001: A Space Odyssey? It too is a coming-of-age story, after all.

Green Room

Elijah Davidson
Green Room
After watching a Saulnier film, you don’t want to emulate his characters. You may laugh at them—his films are also funny—but you pity them as well.
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