‘Everybody’s Everything’ examines short life of Lil Peep, his infectious emo trap rap and fatal drug use

By Gregory Crofton Lil Peep, a once-a-generation superstar in the making, who had “Exit Life” tattooed across his back, died unexpectedly in late 2017 right as he was gaining a broader recognition in pop music and in American culture. His…

‘INLAND SEA’ drifts through end times on the coast of Japan

By Jonathon Norcross “Inland Sea” is the seventh “observational film” by Kazuhiro Soda. It profiles the inhabitants of Ushimado, a decaying Japanese fishing village, as they cling to a way of life that is rapidly fading. One of the film’s…

Roy Cohn is Dead, But He Still Put Trump in Office

By Gregory Crofton “Where is My Roy Cohn?” is a new documentary by Matt Tyrnauer (Studio 54, Valentino: The Last Emperor) that aims to map out how America arrived at a place where its democracy is being shredded by President…

‘HOMEMADE’ takes unflinching look at the impact of modern war on one Marine and his family

By Gregory Crofton The filmmakers followed Adam Sorensen, a U.S. Marine, for six years to document his adjustment to life as a civilian, a move forced by a bomb blast he survived in Afghanistan in 2010. At first he seemed…

Once it Gets Warmed Up, ‘The Seven Five’ plays like a Hollywood drama

By Gregory Crofton Director Tiller Russell (Operation Odessa, Cockfight, Chicago Fire) knows a great story when he finds one, and “The Seventy Five” (2014) is certainly that. It stars an unapologetically corrupt cop named Michael Dowd, someone who can be…

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