April 2019

Altman: Countdown (1968)

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Based on the 1964 novel The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls, Countdown was the last film about the space program to be released in the United States before Americans landed on [...]

Taccone: MacGruber (2010)

April 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

Despite being panned when it came out in 2010, MacGruber has steadily grown as a cult classic over the last decade, and now feels like one of the very best Saturday Night [...]

Hill: Mid90s (2018)

April 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Jonah Hill’s debut film is a really soulful, special work, and one of the most evocative period pieces about growing up in the 90s that I’ve seen. Shot like a 90s indie [...]

Corbet: Vox Lux (2018)

April 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brady Corbet’s second feature is an oblique and eccentric take on gun violence in America, with a particular focus on the accumulating legacy of school shootings. The film [...]

Solondz: Wiener-Dog (2016)

April 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Todd Solondz’s latest film is one of his most moving and acute studies of the role played by kitsch in American culture. It unfolds as a series of vignettes, or short [...]