Film Review: JT LeRoy

★★★☆☆ Based on Savannah Knoop’s memoir Girl Boy Girl, director Justin Kelly’s latest offering tells the astonishing (partially) true story of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, a literary persona invented by writer Laura Albert (Laura Dern). To pull off the ruse, Albert convinced Knoop (Kristen Stewart) to play ‘JT’ in public. Albert Continue Reading

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Film Review: Lucky

★★★★★ Lucky follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist who finds himself at the precipice of life. It begins like a beautifully slow comedy, filled with the quirks of Lucky’s daily routine and his almost mystical interactions with the town’s unique characters, but then it expands into a heart wrenching Continue Reading

Film Review: The Rider

★★★★☆ Existing in a similar milieu to her feature debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Chloé Zhao’s The Rider is a delicate portrayal of an up-and-coming rodeo rider coming to terms with life-changing injuries caused by participating in his beloved competition. In her second feature, Zhao expresses the essence of independent Continue Reading