The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

I’m surprised just how straight everyone behind this film played it. It’s an earnest teen flick, startlingly free of the cynicism that pervades what’s left of the genre these days, so much so that it even feels somewhat dull in its wholesomeness at times, but the authenticity and performances keep it all worthwhile. Woody Harrelson…

Filth (2013)

A grimy, debauched, cynical British comedy/drama showcase for James McAvoy. H e’s excellent in this, and absolutely the reason for watching. He finds the interesting notes to play in a character dangerously close to being a caricature at times, and his performance sells a reveal that would feel very, very cheap in the hands of…