Rewind: Review of “The Nice Guys”

May 23, 2016 Michael Henley

The Nice Guys is a riotous, delightful and volatile cocktail that blends film noir mystery, buddy movie trajectories, grotesque violence, bracing cynicism, warped pulp masculinity and more than a little outrageous comedy. Here’s a crime […]


Rewind: Review of “Green Room”

May 5, 2016 Michael Henley

Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room is a smart, mean and brutal thriller that has an undeniably grimy vibrancy. At its heart, it can trace back its origins to countless westerns, zombie slashers, crime films, or pretty […]


Rewind: Review of “The Jungle Book”

April 17, 2016 Michael Henley

Jon Favreau’s new film version of The Jungle Book counts three major points of inspiration: Rudyard Kipling’s original 1893 series of children’s stories, the 1967 Disney animated classic that cheerfully rewrote Kipling, and (most crucially) […]

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Rewind: Review of “Carol”

January 27, 2016 Michael Henley

In 2002, director Todd Haynes made Far From Heaven, which starred Julianne Moore as a 1950’s housewife who learns her husband is having an affair with another man. Amidst the crumbling of her marriage, she grows closer […]

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