The East (movie 2013) review: Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling’s thriller suffers from an overabundance of self-seriousness that ultimately works against its socially conscious message.
Paradise: Love (movie 2012) review: Ulrich Seidl’s deeply affecting psychological drama revolves around the international sex tourism industry. Margarete Tiesel stars.
Mud (movie 2012) review: Locals Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon make Jeff Nichols’ unusual coming-of-age drama and psychological thriller mix feel more genuine.
To the Wonder (movie 2012) review: None of the talent involved can disguise the fact that the latest Terrence Malick poem is a huge disappointment. Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams star.
Like Someone in Love (movie 2012) review: Tokyo-set Abbas Kiarostami drama offers a stylish and intriguing look at a dysfunctional ‘love triangle.’
Stoker (movie 2013) review: A personable Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman star in this technically accomplished but narratively deficient Park Chan-wook thriller.