Review: Vice

Adam McKay's follow-up to his acclaimed drama about the 2008 financial crisis, The Big Short, takes aim at most liberals' personal Voldermort from this century's first decade: Vice President Dick Cheney. Vice is far from a traditional biopic and embraces the idiosyncrasies that made McKay's The Big Short such a stand-out. Unfortunately, a little style … Continue reading Review: Vice

Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Oscar-winning film Moonlight, is based off the James Baldwin novel of the same name, and finds the director further refining his style to create a piece that feels more like a free-form jazz composition or a long-form poem than a narrative. Exquisitely shot and wonderfully performed, If Beale Street Could … Continue reading Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Review: Widows

Steve McQueen's follow-up to his Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave is an impressively ambitious heist film that cares more about its characters and their world they inhabit than pulling off a flashy caper. Viola Davis leads a tremendous ensemble that includes Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, and breakouts Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia … Continue reading Review: Widows