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Pariah

Illuminated by warm orange and pink lights, Dee Rees' Pariah (2011) is an emotionally raw coming-of-age film about a queer Black teenager named Alike (Adepero Oduye), who comes from a conservative, dysfunctional family living in Brooklyn. Rees (best known for her work in Mudbound), the movie's director-writer, takes us on Alike's journey. She divides the film between … Continue reading Pariah

Ingrid Goes West

Directed by newcomer Matt Spicer, Ingrid Goes West emerges as an admittedly low-key funny social media satire with neither a novel nor clear message, exhilaratingly filtered with Instagram gloss that propels a cloud of loosely condescending irony. It follows the lonely life of a very insecure Ingrid Thornburn (Aubrey Plaza), a disturbed young woman who takes … Continue reading Ingrid Goes West

Avengers: Infinity War (minor spoilers)

Avengers: Infinity War delivers on its promise of being the biggest superhero event of the season, year, and decade. It's exactly what you'd expect it to be, and a little bit more. Between two to three dozen superheroes in one movie, viewers will get tons of blow-ya-mind fight scenes in the movie's 160 minutes, which, admittedly, … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War (minor spoilers)