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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★

    A powerful and passionate work with absolute terrific performances of Stanfield and Kaluuya. Only thing keeping this from greatness i felt like was not showing more Hampton's character and politics.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★½

    The dead American dream replaced by a van-life of poverty with occasional gigs in the Amazon warehouse. Rather than forced existence on the margins, it is represented as an emotional choice made for reflection and independence, and lacks any reference to the political economy behind such developments. A more favorable reading would that this is a more nuanced and meditative ethnographic gaze on nomadism, with McDormand’s wonderful performance as Fran and her struggle to find a balance between connection and…

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  • Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    With this likely the first in a series of documentaries about Britney's conservatorship, it seems like her narrative is once again taken over by others without any say from her. The media, her father and even her fans, they all want a piece of her. There seems no freeing for someone like Britney Spears.

  • Malmkrog

    Malmkrog

    ★★★★

    A group of six francophone Russian aristocrats engage in a dense and lengthy conversation about everything from politics to God. Starting off as amiable exchange of ideas, things quickly turn more intense and vicious as we make our way through the three-hour-plus runtime. As the discussion grows more convoluted, the dark comedic quality with which these farical snobs are portrayed comes to the foreground. Their grand visions of Europe and its future seem all the more ridiculous knowing how what…