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  • The New Romantic

    The New Romantic

    ★★

    ‘What are you, a manic-pixie-dream-girl?’ ‘…Sure.’ This exchange encapsulates the film’s story, following a girl and her peers as they come of age with self-awareness.

    Blake (Jessica Barden) becomes a sugarbaby and learns to navigate the power of her sexuality, how to own it and the responsibility of using it. All the while chasing an idea of romance that she thinks might be outdated. The film feels delicate and soft, with pink fairy lights, yellow sunglasses, empty grass roads in…

  • Mission: Improbable

    Mission: Improbable

    Best Supporting Actor: John Woo

    Also seems like the seed that would become Tropic Thunder.

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  • The Mudge Boy

    The Mudge Boy

    ★★★★

    A thoughtful film about masculinity. Honestly told, which made it an uncomfortable watch. After finishing it, I was depressed and thought it was only ok. I found myself thinking about it a lot and came to appreciate its resonance.

  • Crazy/Beautiful

    Crazy/Beautiful

    this was horrible. it starts off ok.
    kirsten dunst doesn't wear a bra.