What the Flick?! — Inherent Vice

We are all fans of Paul Thomas Anderson around here, but none of us really dug his hazy, druggy, comic noir. Maybe it requires another viewing to appreciate it fully, but I just can’t bring myself to endure this slog once more.

Nightcrawler

Open Road Films R for violence including graphic images, and for language. Running time: 117 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Nightcrawler” is a great Los Angeles film and a great media film and a great noir, powered by a supremely creepy performance from Jake Gyllenhaal in what is perhaps the best work of his […]

RogerEbert.com — Cold Comes the Night

A convincingly de-glammed Alice Eve is the best reason to see this neo-noir thriller set in upstate New York. She plays a single mom struggling to bet by as the owner of a rundown motel — then Bryan Cranston shows up as a bad guy with a giggle-inducing Boris Badenov accent. My RogerEbert.com review. Read […]

RogerEbert.com — A Single Shot

The backwoods neo-noir “A Single Shot” is an odd mix of beautifully bleak atmosphere and hammily mannered performances, which makes it simultaneously understated and overpowering. But it’s always good to see Sam Rockwell. My review for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here