Review: “The Outfit”

Cutting is an exacting profession. That’s evident from a montage at the start of “The Outfit,” over which Leonard Burling (Mark Rylance) describes the precise act of measuring fabric, chalking out a pattern, and cutting it. Burling is an English cutter who ended up moving to Chicago and opening up a shop there, for reasons […]

Read More Review: “The Outfit”

Review: “The Card Counter”

“I like the regime. I like the routine.” So says William Tell (Oscar Isaac) of his time in prison, seen at the start of writer/director Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter,” a line delivered in the moody noir anti-hero narration that continues throughout the film. The same could also be said of Tell’s time outside of […]

Read More Review: “The Card Counter”

Review: “Promising Young Woman”

Almost every year, a movie comes along that—for better or for worse—feels completely fresh, bold, and unpredictable. “Promising Young Woman,” the debut feature film from writer/director Emerald Fennell, is that movie for 2020. A timely and provocative revenge thriller that serves as a scathing indictment of a misogynistic society that protects abusers, “Promising Young Woman” […]

Read More Review: “Promising Young Woman”