Deon Taylor’s ‘The Intruder’: It Makes a Tired Genre Great Again

Annie (Meagan Good) and Scott (Michael Ealy) are a happy well-to-do couple buying a fancy house in fancy Napa Valley. The owner of the home they’re buying, Charlie (Dennis Quaid) is sorry to let his house go, as he lived so happily with his deceased wife there, but his daughter really wants him to moveContinue reading “Deon Taylor’s ‘The Intruder’: It Makes a Tired Genre Great Again”

‘Koma’ Has a Lot of Heart (and Other Organs) (review)

Chinese movie, AKA Gau Min; in Cantonese, with subtitles. Ching (Angelica Lee) gets drunk in a hotel at her friend’s wedding, and accidentally stumbles upon a bloody woman whose kidney has just been stolen. She lays the blame on Ling (Karena Lam), who coincidentally has been sleeping with Ching’s boyfriend Wai. Ling begins threatening andContinue reading “‘Koma’ Has a Lot of Heart (and Other Organs) (review)”

Kasi Lemmons’s ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ is Gorgeous and Intense (review)

Romulus (Samuel L. Jackson), also known as the Caveman, is a homeless schizophrenic man. In another life he was a brilliant concert pianist, but he now lives in a cave in Central Park. After coming across a dead body, he decides it’s the work of his phantom enemy Steiberson, and vows to solve the case.Continue reading “Kasi Lemmons’s ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’ is Gorgeous and Intense (review)”