Category Archives: Movies

The Big Sick Review: Through Sickness, Health, and Religion

In terms of quality, traditional rom coms have all but disappeared. But The Big Sick carries the tone of the more typical audience friendly fare that masters of the genre could probably

The Beguiled Review: The Auteur Successfully Combines Period Aesthetics With Her Signature Mood

At once totally different from anything in her filmography and still carrying the very essence of a Sofia Coppola film, The Beguiled is a fresh, oddly original entry in the director’s catalogue,

Top 5 LGBT Movies

It’s Pride month, and we at The Filtered Lens are feeling very much in the spirit. As LGBT cinema grows and expands its audience, the films showing characters with a variety of

47 Meters Down Review: A Fresh Enough Bite

Shark thrillers are nothing new, but when done well, can be a riotous hoot. The Shallows proved that last summer by being genuinely well made and thrilling. 47 Meters Down nails one

Rough Night Review: Somewhere Between a Rager and a Buzzkill

Lucia Aniello’s star-studded bachelorette comedy is like buying a well drink at the bar. It gets the job done, but there’s nothing particularly exciting about it.

Maudie Review: A Complicated Life and Love

At times, Maudie is a deeply upsetting film. At others, it’s incredibly sweet. Teetering between these two tones is where director Aisling Walsh’s debut film occasionally gets into trouble. The true story

It Comes at Night Review: Horror For Horror’s Sake

Generally, the less of a plot, the better the horror film. Keeping it simple and focusing on the filmmaking and mood has been the secret to greatness in the genre since studios

Okja Review: Don’t Get Between a Girl and Her Genetically Altered Giant Pig Creature

Okja is the closest I’ve seen a film with English speaking actors get to replicating the spirit of anime in live-action. Simultaneously very dark and very silly, Bong Joon-ho’s follow up to

I, Daniel Blake Review: Human Interest

Ken Loach’s greatest achievement with I, Daniel Blake is that the film manages to discuss a particular issue—thoroughly at that—while still displaying individual characters who don’t just feel like vehicles to the root of

Wonder Woman Review: We Don’t Deserve Her

Patty Jenkins’s confident Wonder Woman adaptation sticks close to the classic superhero origin tropes. The difference, however, is that it doesn’t feel like it’s trying to. Take for instance the first reveal