Raw (2016)

“Raw” is a remarkably confident, self-assured, well-made debut film from French director Julia Ducournau. It’s a tale of feminine self-discovery (delightfully so, not watered-down in the slightest) filtered through both the coming-of-age genre and through cannibalism. The premise of the film is already unique and complicated enough that Ducournau pulling it off (which she did,…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is a much looser, more freeform film than its predecessor. It’s remarkably light on plot for a Marvel film, not in the sense that the plot is thin or undercooked, but in that the plot basically doesn’t show up at all until the third act. The first two acts…