Leigh Monson has been a professional film critic and writer for six years, with bylines at Birth.Movies.Death., SlashFilm, and Polygon. Attorney by day, cinephile by night, and delicious snack by mid-afternoon, Leigh loves queer cinema and deconstructing genre tropes. If you like insights into recent films and love stupid puns, you can follow them on Twitter.
It’s hard to watch 'Dream Horse' and not wonder if we’ve run out of interesting ways to tell an underdog sports narrative.
Guy Ritchie’s trademark boyish braggadocio seems to have finally caught up with the realities of aging out of being a kid with something to prove.
'Shadow and Bone' is trying to show way too much in too little time, leaving its best intentions emotionally stunted and inert.
Empathetic inclusion in our broadest forms of entertainment gives hope that the tide can turn against hate.
'The Courier' is an entertaining film for how it pulls together a compelling tale of camaraderie from the auspices of a spy thriller.
'Cosmic Sin' doesn’t have a worthwhile story to tell, but even if it did, it just doesn’t have the spectacle to back it up.
'Chaos Walking' makes for a pleasant surprise in the wake of years of cynicism about its chances of success.
'Keep An Eye Out' is a curiosity that requires little time investment and has the potential to create new Quentin Dupieux fans.
Say what you will of Amazon, but one thing they are committed to as a film distributor is giving their films a shot of theatrical success before they make a permanent home on Amazon Prime.
'Dreamcatcher' is a solid attempt to introduce a new sound to the world of horror, but the track ends up coming out as overproduced noise.
'The Father' handily demonstrates that, should any one of us lose ourselves to dementia, we can become the time-ravaged shells of our former personalities
If you could distill the brand and reputation of A24 down to a singular phrase, it would be “accessible arthouse.” These are our favorites.
'My Zoe' is such a confused mess of pretension and anticlimax that it’s hard to recommend as anything but a showcase of wasted potential.
'Body Brokers' is easy to intellectually decipher but too inept to provoke its desired emotional responses.
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