Becoming Bond

Studio: Hulu
Directed by Josh Greenbaum

May 20, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

There is a little bit of irony when one tries to rescue a figure from obscurity, be it Stu Sutcliffe (the “fifth Beatle”) or, in the case of the subject of Josh Greenbaum’s documentary about George Lazenby, Becoming Bond. More

Wakefield

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Robin Swicord

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Wakefield is somewhat about suburban malaise, but it’s also about masculine control. More

The Commune

Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

May 17, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Commune is a severely missed opportunity to explore life in the titular social setting. More

Afterimage

Studio: Film Movement
Directed by Andrzej Wajda

May 15, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Afterimage, the final project of revered Polish director Andrzej Wajda, is a concise, sympathetic, high-minded period drama. More

Buster’s Mal Heart

Studio: Well Go USA
Directed by Sarah Adina Smith

May 12, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is quietly spectacular in the lead as Buster/Jonah, which at the beginning of the film manifests as three separate roles.  More

The Dinner

Studio: The Orchard
Directed by Oren Moverman

May 05, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

The response you have to The Dinner is comparable to the one you have when you don’t like someone and you’re not quite sure why. More

The Circle

Studio: STX Entertainment
Directed by James Ponsoldt

Apr 28, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Circle is frustrating in spite of its inherently huggable cast, who are likability boiled down into a weaponized form. More

Free Fire

Studio: A24
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Apr 19, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

For all its promise, Free Fire never quite adds up to the sum of its many parts. More

The Ticket

Studio: Shout! Factory Films
Direct by Ido Fluk

Apr 17, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Since departing Downton Abbey to seemingly take over all film and television screens, lead Dan Stevens (Legion, The Guest, Beauty and the Beast) has taken on interesting roles, and The Ticket is another one with real meat on the bone.  More