Review: Streamline (2021)

Sport can make for great onscreen drama for fairly obvious reasons—the competition is right there, the stakes are clear, there will in all likelihood be a winner and a loser by the time the credits roll. Bu...

Review: Heels (2021)

It’s kind of amazing we haven’t had more behind-the-ring professional wrestling dramas before now—the milieu seems ripe for it. Wrestling combines showbiz and sports in a way few other enterprises do. You’ve g...

Review: Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)

Hollywood, sometime in the ‘90s: emerging filmmaker Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar of Alita: Battle Angel) finds Hollywood a tougher town than she ever anticipated when she’s ripped off and shut out of her first f...

Review: Misha and the Wolves (2021)

Look, spoilers, look away now, next paragraph gives the game away: She lied through her goddamn teeth. It was all bullshit. Back in the late 80s/early 90s (the exact date is debatable) Belgian immigrant ...

Review: Hacks (2021)

The generation gap has been mined for laughs—often poorly—since Adam couldn’t understand why Caine went vegetarian. There’s a cranky, common-sense elder who isn’t quite as in touch as they should be, a fluster...

Review: Sex/Life (2021)

Maybe it says more about me than it does about Netflix’s eight part sexed-up soap opera, but that “High Impact Sex Scenes” content warning strikes me as blatant false adverting. Sex/Life’s sex scenes are gloss...

Review: Werewolves Within (2021)

Maybe they should have called it Claws Out. Certainly, director Josh Ruben’s new horror/comedy is actually based on the 2016 virtual reality game Werewolves Within, but it’s very much a whodunnit in the mode o...