Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 7:36pm
NOSELL

There was a moment years ago when I felt attacked, not intentionally, but in the way that an offhand comment by someone at the table next to you at a restaurant might strike you rather peculiarly, as if a nugget of truth you had neglected your whole life took the form of a small bug that creepily crawled inside your ear, planted itself there and birthed a number of smaller bugs that ravaged your thoughts.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:31pm
NOSELL

It makes perfect sense for David Wain, one of the masterminds behind “Wet Hot American Summer,” to direct a biographical film behind one of the great figures of modern comedy. Douglas Kenney, who founded National Lampoon Magazine, wrote “Animal House” and “Caddyshack” and indirectly assembled much of the original cast of “Saturday Night Live,” before they were taken from under his nose, is a master of ensemble comedy. When a number of people work on one project with different styles of comedy, the result will often be something of widely varying quality, at least in each person’s eyes.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:29pm
NOSELL

We need feminist westerns but this film can feel like the filmed version of a think piece or like homework.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:26pm
NOSELL

‘Foxtrot’ is a devastating tragedy in three acts.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:16pm
NOSELL

That’s the gift of a place like Sundance, seemingly the antithesis of the stuffy studio system: Here, you’re able to find voices with wild visions who, admittedly by some miracle, have found the money to construct a truly new story.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:29pm
NOSELL

Dano lets his characters live in the scene, often choosing to keep the camera stationary, highlighting the characters’ raw movements and emotions.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 3:41pm
NOSELL

“Leave No Trace” is a patient and heart-wrenching tale of father and daughter living off the grid, in the wilderness and on the run from authorities that wish to incarcerate them in ordinary domesticity.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:54am
NOSELL

The film’s depiction of technology use among teens verges on anxiety-inducing, but even more importantly, it’s insightful to how our addiction to our screens transforms school, already a center for boredom, into a mindless pit of mundaneness.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 8:28pm
NOSELL

Rather than luxuriate in the ideas it sets out to discuss, like celebrity, spousal infidelity and parenthood, Peretz’s film splashes water before getting out of the shallow end.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 8:27pm
NOSELL

The film, directed by Robert Greene, is a harrowing and majestic tour de force that dissects with a fine knife the simmering and lingering tensions in a small, nearly hollowed out Ariz. town.