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April 6, 2018

Before We Vanish by Luke Gorham Film

Lean on Pete | Andrew Haigh

Above all else, Andrew Haigh has proven himself a deeply empathic artist; whether tackling 21st century queer identity (Looking, Weekend) or the devolution of a decades-long relationship (45 Years), he revels in micro details as a means to inform macro cultural ideations. With Lean on Pete,…

April 6, 2018
Blockbuster Beat by Matt Lynch Film

A Quiet Place | John Krasinski

The opening of of A Quiet Place leaves you primed for an arthouse-inflected genre film, like something A24 would release, or that Alex Garland might direct. Shot with moody lighting and Malick-y closeups, a family silently raid an abandoned pharmacy, on what we’re informed is “Day 82” of something. All the…

April 6, 2018
Before We Vanish by Zach Lewis Film

Good Luck | Ben Russell

Ben Russell, previously known for travelogues and semi-ethnographic hallucinatory trips, plays his latest feature straight: Good Luck is a good deal longer than most of his previous films, but only because his smoke and mirrors are replaced with steady extended shots of people at work and at play.…

April 6, 2018
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