Movies

“The Drop”

“The Drop”

In “The Drop,” director Michael R. Roskam follows the old “Jaws” adage to hide the shark as long as possible. Guns permeate this crime thriller set largely in a Brooklyn “drop bar,” a collection point for enough small-time gambling and prostitution cash that it becomes a big-time operation for its gangster owners. But count the […]

“As Above, So Below”

“As Above, So Below”

“As Above, So Below” is a relentlessly stressful horror flick in the model of a classic haunted house B-movie, with a twist. A ragtag group of explorers, led by an obsessive young archaeologist (Perdita Weeks), are spelunking into the recesses of the Catacombs beneath Paris, searching for a magical doodad. The further down they get, […]

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

There it is, on the marquee. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” A sequel, in the summer. Who woulda saw that coming. It’s dark, this movie. Not just because it’s all filmed to look like Frank Miller’s graphic novels. All white lines against black background. Occasionally color will sneak in — explosive red lips, […]