‘On the Rocks’ floats on by

I love Sofia Coppola. I love all of her movies, even the ones that people hate. I love the texture of her films — their intimacy, their insight. I love her impressionist color palette and her eclectic needle drops. I love how she blurs comedy and drama into a kind of lived-in melancholy. She doesn’t… Continue reading ‘On the Rocks’ floats on by


‘Borat 2’: Don’t let me be misunderstood

Back in 2014, director David Fincher — in a rare public appearance — spoke at San Diego Comic-Con at a panel celebrating the 15th anniversary of his cult film turned classic, “Fight Club.” While there, the two-time Oscar nominee shared a story. ”My daughter had a friend named Max,” he said. “She told me ‘Fight… Continue reading ‘Borat 2’: Don’t let me be misunderstood

‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’ raps a new beat in a classic city

Not to be confused with Steve Carell — that’s a different 40-year-old — Radha Blank is an aspiring playwright in New York. Keyword: aspiring. Despite having won a “30 Under 30” award, the last decade of her life has been a rollercoaster ride with a lot more drops than climbs. These days, she’s teaching theatre… Continue reading ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’ raps a new beat in a classic city

‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’ breathes life into 2020 moviegoing

Dick Johnson is dead. Well, sort of. Not really. The 86-year-old psychologist is still kicking but with a little less verve than usual. He’s scheduling different clients at the same time, asking the same questions only minutes apart and just the other day, he drove through a construction site on four flat tires. Like his… Continue reading ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’ breathes life into 2020 moviegoing

‘The Devil All the Time’ entertains despite its sins

“The Devil All the Time” is bad. But boy, is it the best kind of bad! Worse than a bad movie, in my opinion, is a forgettable one. You know the kind I’m talking about — those movies that exit your brain the second the credits have rolled, the kind you see on cable a… Continue reading ‘The Devil All the Time’ entertains despite its sins