Alexandra's Top Pick: Good Time

Good Time is anything but for its characters. Centring on Robert Pattinson's trashiest (and most well performed) incarnation yet as he attempts to free his brother from Rikers Island after a failed robbery, we see life go from worse to worst for Connie Nikas and all those around him. Pattinson firmly pushes away his former heartthrob sparkly vampire status with this film, playing a grimy criminal who is quite frankly, a bit of an asshole. I would put Good Time in the same league as fellow "Neo Noir" Drive - it's a brightly lit, insomniac, electro pulsing vision of the depths of the city.

Read Alexandra's full review here.

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Wess' Top Pick: Bitch

Bitch tells the powerful and darkly humorous story of a housewife who, after her philandering husband and unruly kids break her psyche, upends the family dynamic by assuming the persona of a vicious dog. Bitch is in theaters and VOD since November 10th 2017. I highly recommend catching it as it is brilliantly written scathing satire executed by very capable acting, and a just as capable director.

Read Wess' interview with director, writer, and actress Marianna Palka here.


The Rundown

Call Me By Your Name

"Considering the copious amounts of love I have for director Luca Guadagnino's two last filmic outputs, the exquisitely provocative A Bigger Splash and the elegant I Am Love, Call Me By Your Name already had major expectations to fulfill. Sure, enough this surpassed my hopes and then some." - Daniel Theophanous

Get Out

Disturbingly nominated for the Golden Globe for 'Best Comedy', this unexpected frontrunner of the years best movies definitely needs to be on your watchlist. Part drama, horror, thriller, and yes, indeed, comedy- Jordan Peele's hybrid discussion of modern liberal racism and fetishisation of the black body certainly opens up a dialogue with nuanced and evocative filmmaking.

All I See is You

Gina and husband James have an almost perfect marriage. After being blinded as a child in a nearly fatal car crash that claimed her parent's lives, Gina depends on James to be her eyes—a dependence that appears to solidify their passionate relationship.

Read Wess' interview with director Marc Forster here.

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

The Shape of Water

Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

1922

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3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Raw

Mudbound

Prevenge

Logan

Gerald's Game

Wind River