Review: High-Rise

Director: Ben Wheatley Stars: Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston Spying on his mother from the vantage of the twenty-sixth floor balcony, a young boy named Toby (Louis Suc) is spotted by Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) from the balcony below. Laing asks what Toby can see through the kaleidoscope he has in his hands. Toby replies, …

Review: Anomalisa

Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan At the surreal apex of 1999's Being John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman presented us a restaurant populated entirely with Malkoviches. It's the absurd comedic highlight of the film. Now imagine the kernel of that idea expanded across the world. What if everyone had one …

Review: The Witch

Director: Robert Eggers Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson I keep thinking about M Night Shyamalan. Putting aside its now-notorious twist ending, what hit home on first approaching his debut film The Sixth Sense was the palpable atmosphere of dread and the tremendous confidence you felt behind the camera. And the commendable level of restraint. A run …