— Afternoon Delight

Juno Temple is a stripper with a heart of gold and Kathryn Hahn is the bored stay-at-home mom who tries to coax her down off the pole in “Afternoon Delight.” The film starts out as an honest exploration of a woman’s life and marriage in flux and turns into a judgy, preachy cautionary tale. My […]

What the Flick?! — Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

I loved the lyrical indie drama “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.” Alonso did not. So we had a minor squabble. — Short Term 12

Set in a foster-care center for troubled teens, the indie drama “Short Term 12” could have been painfully mawkish. Instead, it’s powerful in its understatement. I loved reviewing this small gem for Read the review here — Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is a devastatingly beautiful film with an absolutely terrible title. It borrows more than a tad from Terrence Malick but also heralds the emergence of a talented filmmaker in David Lowery. My review for Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lee Daniels’ trip through the second half of 20th century American history features plenty of powerful moments as well as some amusing stunt casting — and a great performance from Oprah, who gets to play it a little trashy.

What the Flick?! — The Spectacular Now

A coming-af-age charmer that’s very much worth seeking out.

What the Flick?! — Only God Forgives

Ryan Gosling broods in artfully lighted hallways in “Only God Forgives.”

What the Flick?! — Fruitvale Station

We were all moved by the powerful — and all-too relevant — “Fruitvale Station.”