Continuing to bestow the festival scene with his various genre offerings, writer/director Ben Wheatley holds a somewhat controversial presence with film fans. His inventive conceptual designs (Free Fire and High Rise) often tantalize with untapped potential. When it comes to the follow-through though, Wheatley leaves many divided over his ability to carry
As a fan of their quirky, yet introspective delivery, it's a joy to see writer/director Zoe-Lister Jones and Daryl Wein reunite for the pre-apocalypse comedy How It Ends. While admittedly scattershot and slight in its delivery, the duo's loose riff on our ongoing nihilistic dread mines its own playful frequency.
Wendi Starling has quite the reputation on the New York comedy circuit. She’s funny, self-deprecating and perhaps honest to a fault when it comes to her comedy. However, Starling’s brand of comedy may not be for everybody because for her, her life is what she puts on stage.
Starling has gone
Son of Monarchs: Review. By Trent Neely.
This film follows Mendel (Tenoch Huerta Mejía), a Mexican biologist living in New York, studying the genetic causes for the colors of butterflies, specifically monarchs. One day, Mendel receives a call from his uncle informing him that his grandmother has passed, requiring him to
Articulating its high-concept premise with hand-crafted animation, Cryptozoo displays a unique verve with a premise boasting worthwhile ruminations. While the project's makeshift spirit presents a certain allure, wrtier/director Dash Shaw's sincere effort can't quite marry its dissident pieces into a satisfying whole.
In a world where humans share existence with