Film

Original Sin | mother! | Rated PG-13

I was so excited to see Darren Aronofsky’s mother!; not only because I love his nuanced style and heavy reliance on dream logic, but because people I respected like The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr were writing some really mean reviews of the film. I just figured they didn’t appreciate what I…

Flinging Toilet Seats & Gummy Bears | Logan Lucky | Rated PG-13

I went into the theater with a sense of nervous apprehension that can only be ascribed to a transplanted Southerner. I didn’t know much about Logan Lucky other than a few keywords: “NASCAR,” “heist” and “Channing Tatum.” Oh, brother. Could it be yet another movie depicting a bunch of good…

B Street Launches $20 Per Month “Netflix of Theatre” Membership Service

One of Northern California’s top professional theatre companies, Sacramento’s very own B Street Theatre, recently announced a creative new way to get butts in seats and to engage with even more community members interested in the performing arts. The “B-Flex Membership,” which B Street called “the Netflix of theatre” in…

True Romance | The Big Sick | Rated R

Romantic comedies should leave us all wondering what lengths we would go to keep the ones we love in our lives. Would we follow them to a new home, effectively leaving our old lives behind? Would we give up a part of ourselves that somehow keep said loved one out…

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…