Before the Age of Exploitation

Christine (2017) D: Antonio Campos. W: Craig Shilowich. DP: Joe Anderson. Starring: Rebecca Hall/Michael C. Hall/Tracey Letts/Maria Dizzia/J. Smith-Cameron/Timothy Simons/Kim Shaw/John Cullum. Last month saw some sleeper releases. Hidden gems amid the flurry of Oscars season. With heads clearing from Sunday night’s madness we might be finally able to get back into what’s on at…

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A Whole New World

The first trailer for the Netflix acquisition The Discovery is here. Director Charlie McDowell’s film stars Jason Segal as a son visiting his father (Robert Redford) who just so happens to have proven the afterlife, resulting in mass suicides. The Discovery premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where I had the chance to see…

A Man of Many Talents

Swiss Army Man (2016) D/W: Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert. DP: Larkin Seiple. Starring: Paul Dano/Daniel Radcliffe/Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Swiss Army Man quickly divided its audiences. Receiving either high praise for its inventiveness and unique story, others apparently left the screening early in disgust or perplexity. This sort…