Review: Us

Director: Jordan Peele Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph Dating back to the 16th century, the psychomanteum was a tool used for channeling spirits from the beyond or other realms of being; a room in which the focal point is a mirror, reflecting only darkness. In modern times, in which filmed storytelling is …

Review: Under The Silver Lake

Director: David Robert Mitchell Stars: Riley Keough, Andrew Garfield, Callie Hernandez David Robert Mitchell's Under The Silver Lake is a woozy, rambling, blissed-out epic, the kind seen before when Hollywood tries (and fails) to swallow up a new and interesting voice from the indie stratosphere. Mitchell hit paydirt in 2014 with his word-of-mouth horror gem It Follows. …

Review: Serenity (2019)

Director: Steven Knight Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Rafael Sayegh Steven Knight has some strange credits behind him. Sure, his last directorial feature was the all-in-a-car character piece Locke (pretty good), and he's made a name for himself writing and directing for shows like Peaky Blinders and Taboo (also critically acclaimed)... but he's also the creator of TV …

Review: Isn’t It Romantic

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Stars: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra Having already lovingly lampooned the slasher movie with The Final Girls, Todd Strauss-Schulson now takes similar aim at the rom-com with Isn't It Romantic, which has dropped suddenly onto Netflix. With Rebel Wilson starring, this seems a little surprising to have bypassed multiplexes, but that's just …

Review: 24 Frames

Director: Abbas Kiarostami 'I always wonder to what extent the artist aims to depict the reality of a scene. Painters capture only one frame of reality and nothing before or after it. For "24 Frames" I started with famous paintings but then switched to photos I had taken through the years. I included about four and …