Category: Movies

The Regime

Few things are as alarming in modern day American television as dialogue-heavy screenplays—fully loaded with insults, jokes, withering monologues—that say nothing at all. If characters were properly fleshed out, …

Shayda

Writer-director Noora Niasari’s debut feature, “Shayda,” is a personal meta-fiction based on her own childhood, marked by a fraught parental dynamic and endless uncertainty, but also fierce, unshakeable motherly …

Problemista

Since his breakout sketches on “Saturday Night Live,” Julio Torres has established himself as a surrealistic comic. He graduated from the show to co-creating and starring in the quirky …

God Save Texas

There’s a wonderful scene in Texas filmmaker Richard Linklater’s sprightly comic docudrama “Bernie,” about a murder in the town of Carthage, Texas, where a man in a diner explains that Texas …