Comedy Isn’t Pretty | Joker | Rated R

The Joker is one of those roles where it’s hard to overdo it. A criminally insane, laughing maniac character is built for over-acting. Cesar Romero has the benefit of being the first actor to portray him in the 1966 TV show, and brought him to life as an over-the-top giggling…

A Short Welcome | Villains | Rated R

With Villains, writer/director team Dan Berk and Robert Olsen make a clean 90-minute leap from the realm of low-budget splatter to character-driven indie-comedy, nary touching the ground in the process. Having cut their teeth on a few ambitious short films and 2016’s The Stakelander, the even more obscure sequel to…

Getting Outside for Fall Festivities

After a long, hot summer, there’s just something about those orange-tinted leaves dancing to the brisk wind under a warm sun that seem to make many of us feel excited and calm in the same moment. The fall season is always the softest of changes—a gentle and comforting guide into…