Gene Genie

The documentary Human Nature, scientific as it is, may not break box office records...

Pin the Tail on the Plutocrat

British actor Steve Coogan has made a successful comic character-acting career using two basic...

Hollow-Point Rounds in the Holy Land

Yaron Zilberman's Incitement is a fine example of the dramatized history lesson that fills...

Dawn of the Dud

In Haiti, someone puts magic powder put into a man's shoes, he "dies" and...

Big Pink Musical Heroes

Here's a quiz for roots music fans. Multiple choice. The Band was: a) the...

War and Peace

The scene is the former Leningrad in 1945, a few weeks after the close...

Careful What You Wish For

The people who tell you "there are more tears shed over answered prayers" are...

The Perils of Pauline

It's hard to believe from today's vantage point, but the liveliest, most intelligent cultural...

The Bird Is the Word

Margot Robbie was a hot property coming off her appearances in Bombshell and Once...

Lynch’s Interiorized Empire

Next Door to Darkness," a select retrospective of David Lynch's films at the Berkeley...

#Me Too? Her Too, Says The Assistant.

The Assistant is a quiet, dry, despairing little movie about a recently hired office...

You Talk Too Much

Some people believe Guy Ritchie invented the “bro action comedy” in 1998, with Lock,...

Full Medal Blackout

All war movies are not necessarily created equal. Case in point: Todd Robinson’s The...

Don’t Drink the Water

If we were to tell you that a new sci-fi thriller is about what...

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