Searching (2018)

A first-person Internet thriller, told entirely from the vantage point of a computer screen (the film commits impressively to this, never abandoning the conceit at all, even if it means the trope of “watching news footage on a website” is overused at times), and told with unusual detail and care. As a kind of cousin…

Mandy (2018)

A glorious, facemelting psychedelic rock and roll descent into horror. As much crazy dream as unforgettable trip. Gonzo and surreal, and made with awe-inspiring amounts of style. A screed against the might of cosmic destructive forces (the film opens with deforestation but it’s a memorable monologue about Jupiter, as well as space landscapes, that make…

Jobs (2013)

A limp, by-the-numbers biopic that looks all the worse for Danny Boyle’s masterful film take on the title character having come out only two years after it. Perhaps this one was rushed into production after Steve Jobs’ death? The film coasts off actor similarity to real-life figures, the parade of photo contrasts between the actors…