‘The Counselor:’ Ridley Me This

The Counselor views like a comprehensive "how-to" of writing a movie with dialogue and plot points so vague that the audience neither has any clue what is going on nor cares for any of the characters.


‘Afternoon Delight:’ Hahnderful

I would like to extend my arms out to Jill Soloway, writer/director of Afternoon Delight, and wrap them around her in the huggiest of hugs, for being the one to finally put Kathryn Hahn in the front and center spot in a movie.


‘Blackfish:’ Killer Thriller

In Blackfish, documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite exposes the long hush-hushed history of the effect of captivity on the behavior of orca whales at SeaWorld and other parks around the world.


‘Frances Ha:’ Ha Indeed

In Frances Ha, co-writers, co-members of the newest indie darling couple, and respective director and star Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, preserve all the good that the word "quirky" used to possess before Zooey Deschanel showed up and ruined everything.


‘The Great Gatsby:’ Oh Baz

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, is the book, the novel that for whatever reason has become the forefront of the literary canon for, at this point I assume every single high school English class in the United States.