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Malik (Riz Ahmed) is a troubled, paranoid man--a Marine vet that has completed 10 tours followed up by a couple years in prison. Needless to say, he is suffering from a lot of PTSD. He lives out of hi…
When Anthony Bourdain died a couple years ago by suicide, I was one of the few people I knew that didn't have a visceral reaction to the news. I knew who he was, of course, in sort of a pop culture wa…
As a teenager growing up across the street from the Creedmoor psychiatric center in the early 1980s, Candy Cahill (Stef Dawson) is acutely aware of what it means to be different, locked up, and define…
On that note, meet Kira (Stine Stengade), a woman who has just come home from a stay in a mental hospital. Her husband Mans (Lars Mikkelsen) is a great guy: sympathetic, and gently encouraging his wif…
Now that I've finished vomiting in a bucket after seeing Quills, let me give you an idea of what it is about. It is Napoleonic times in France (that would be the early 1800s, for those of you who slep…
You know those days that you blow a bunch of money shopping for fancy clothes, then get busted trying to strangle your own kid? Well, neither does Eve White (Joanne Woodward), who is brought to a psyc…
The Deep Blue Sea opens with a mournful Hester (Rachel Weisz) opening the gas on her heater and slowly lying down in front of it, waiting for death. Unfortunately for her, Hester's neighbors find her,…
The Beaver is a tricky story. Part comedy (and yes, some of it *is* squirmingly funny), and part melancholy drama, it walks a thin, sometimes wobbly line between the two genres before jumping off the …
Do not be suckered by the star power behind Proof. Just because Hollywood's smart kids are in a movie about math, doesn't mean it's going to be any fun to watch. Any way you slice it, Proof is a poopy…