A gorgeous, yet blundering, adventure, Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ fumbles in finding its own authentic voice in Ghibli’s wake.
In the lead-up to our Best of the Year episode, Lena Houst guest-hosts to discuss the miscellaneous achievements of 2017.
Justin Jagoe’s 2017 in review: A summation of the best (and worst) of the past year’s cinema.
A review of Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ followed by a discussion of some of the best television of 2017
Reviews of ‘All the Money in the World,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ and a quick take on ‘Downsizing.’
‘The Son of Joseph’ is a pretentious dig at the pomposity of the art world; the lead performance works, but the film’s style is grating.
Dee Rees’s ‘Mudbound,’ exclusive to Netflix, wants to tell an interesting story—but a choppy structure and incessant voiceover sink it.
A review of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest, ‘The Shape of Water,’ followed by a discussion of how the still-young Awards season is shaping up.
In the first essay of this series, G Clark examines some of 2017’s critically-acclaimed movies, which for one reason or another didn’t work for him.
Alex Carlson returns for a nerdy, nit-picky, and eventually VERY spoilery review of the year’s most anticipated film, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’
Quick Takes reviews of a bunch of movies, including BPM, Loveless, and The Disaster Artist
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is an exquisitely-acted, gorgeous film that introduces thematic threads it never satisfactorily follows.
An all-review show this week, covering movies like ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ and more!
On growing up, and being grown, with the most popular film series of all time. The final Essays on Star Wars installment.
Reviews of a bunch of movies available for streaming, including ‘Columbus’ and ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99.’
How, in trying to resolve one major plot hole, ‘Rogue One’ kills one of the secret joys of ‘Star Wars.’
You love Film Misery, now try some Queer Misery! Justin and Film Misery editor Lena Houst get together for this bonus episode to discuss the best of queer cinema in 2017
Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ about a group of passionate nonviolent protesters, has a thrilling, kinetic first act. Then…it has a second act.
The most common criticism of ‘The Force Awakens’ is its familiarity, but it has something to say about the stories we’ve heard a million times.
Triple-header reviews, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer!’