Christopher Cross

June 6, 2018

‘Hereditary’ Broods in Unspeakable Terror

'Hereditary' already seems like a movie primed for rewatching, if you can stomach the unspeakable terror it unleashes.
May 28, 2018
Super Mario Bros

25 Years Later: ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Remains a Weird, Iconic Mess

What it lacks in sensible storytelling, it makes up for in ambition — even if that ambition is misplaced and very poorly executed.
May 5, 2018

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘First Stripes’ Lacks Scrutiny Towards Its Subject

A lack of scrutiny and potency in the filmmaking keeps 'First Stripes' from being elevated to something important.
May 5, 2018

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘The Night of All Nights’ Celebrates the Power of Love

Having great subjects is what makes 'The Night of all Nights' enjoyable.
May 5, 2018

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘The Devil We Know’ Will Make You Frightened of Teflon

'The Devil We Know' tries to create a large-scale problem out of a smaller one.
May 3, 2018
Dreaming Murakami

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘Dreaming Murakami’ Finds the Importance and Flaws in Translation

Even at 58 minutes, 'Dreaming Murakami' makes Murakami's work seem interesting, but also seems unnecessarily long.
May 3, 2018
Transformer

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘Transformer’ Spotlights the Journey to Acceptance

'Transformer' is about what it means to juggle being transgender when your entire identity is wrapped up in being a man.
May 1, 2018
The Silence of Others

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘The Silence of Others’ Burrows Deep into a Forgotten Hell

'The Silence of Other' highlights a 40-year dictatorship in Spain that ended with no justice served.
April 29, 2018
Mercury 13

Hot Docs Film Fest 2018: ‘Mercury 13’ Shows Society’s Fear of Change

'Mercury 13' is strongest when its subjects are fighting against any systemic sexism.
April 23, 2018
Westworld

‘Westworld’ Questions the Violent Delights of Our Reality

“These violent delights have violent ends.” You can hear this echoed throughout the entirety of the first season of Westworld, and it is unsurprising that the second season has continued to remind us karma exists. While the first season seemed fairly focused on the humans that inhabited the theme park, […]
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