Film

Rare Meat | Okja | Not Rated

Part PETA polemic, part Upton Sinclairian socialist parable, part My Neighbor Totoro, with a dash of dark experimental ensemble comedy, Okja is all the more entertaining for its imperfections. It’s exhilarating to see that ultimate rarity—a tonally chaotic, risk-taking, unpredictable and engrossing picture that works in service to the span…

Girls Gone Wild | Rough Night | Rated R

It’s been nearly 10 years since The Hangover was released, which means we’ve been subject to a steady stream of “crazy night out” comedies for the better part of a decade. Rough Night is certainly part of that long-winded trend, but it’s more of a crazy night in for the…

Total Badassery | Wonder Woman | Rated PG-13

Full-disclosure: I hate superhero movies, so I brought my seven year old son Orson along for an expert opinion on the matter. Yes, the film is PG-13. Yes, 7 is much less than 13, but maybe it’s important in an era of pussy-grabbing presidents to take our young sons along…

This Is Growing Up • Girls: Series Finale

Flaws. They aren’t what define us but they’re very much a part of our story while growing up. This has been a central theme for HBO’s comedy, Girls, throughout its six-season run. With its finale Sunday, the show has provided growth, not only for its characters, but specifically the show’s…

Amazon Pilot Season & Chill

April is Amazon pilot season, which is the super secret and strange process by which Amazon lets you watch and vote on the TV pilots they’re considering for a full-season order. While Amazon doesn’t say exactly how influential the voting system is in their decision, or even whether or not…