Black Bear

Black Bear (2020)

“Do you remember what it was like in the beginning, before all of this?”, Allison (Aubrey Plaza, Life After Beth) will ask near the end of Black Bear written and directed by Lawrence Michael Levine whose previous feature, Wild Canaries (2014), also boasted a bestial title. “We were so happy,” Allison continues, “I just want…

Dolemite

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Dolemite Is My Name first published by VODzilla.co When we first meet Randy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name, he is stuck in the past. He has a bunch of LPs that even the DJ (Snoop Dogg) in the record store where he works refuses to play on the grounds that the old-fashioned songs…

Knife

Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le cœur) (2018)

Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le cœur) first published by Little White Lies In the middle of Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans la cœur), Anne (Vanessa Paradis) wanders into a gay bar, and watches a cabaret performance in which a she-wolf, in embracing her human beloved, also tears her apart. This…

Nothingwood

The Prince of Nothingwood (2017)

The Prince of Nothingwood first published by Little White Lies Towards the end of a long excursion to Bayram, a Baghlan Province village in north easterm Afghanistan, director Salim Shaheen takes his guest/documenter Sonia Kronlund on a detour to visit Ali’s Dragon, a rock formation said to be the body of a giant serpent slain by…