Jonathan Roche Author

Could “Hereditary” Be a Horror Movie Worth of Oscar Consideration?

We consider whether Hereditary, a chilling film about a family’s dark present and even darker past, could merit consideration when awards season rolls around? But be warned...

“Assassination Nation” is a Hipster’s Cinematic Witch Hunt

Set in Salem, Massachusetts this film chronicles a fun but bloody witch hunt fit for our social-media obsessed culture. The would-be witches are four teenage girls — Lily, Bex,...

Cary Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal Set the Screen Ablaze in “Wildlife”

Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this meditative tale of a teenage boy witnessing his parents’ turbulent struggles with each other and themselves in 1960s small-town...

“Colette:” Keira Knightly On Film As You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Colette (Keira Knightley, in what may be one of her greatest roles yet) is a clever country girl in France at the end of the 19th century. She’s marries a charming older man...

“Madeline’s Madeline” Is a Trip down the Movie Magic Rabbit Hole

Teenage Madeline has been practicing with a theater troupe: mimicking, acting, reacting, moving and feeling as a group. At times it’s playful and joyful; at times it’s weird....

“Sorry to Bother You:” A Cinematic Farce That Will Leave You . . . Thinking

Its title echoes the eye-roll-inducing greeting of the dreaded telemarketer, which is exactly what Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta), who lives in his Uncle’s...

“Westwood:” Visually Tour the Life of a Punk, an Icon and an Activist

Right from the beginning of Westwood, we can see what a restless, complex and creative woman Dame Vivienne Westwood has been and continues to be. After helping to ignite the punk...

“Love Cecil:” The Untold Story of Cecil Beaton Comes to the Cinema

Even if you’ve never heard his famous name, you know Cecil Beaton’s type: gay, fabulous, opinionated, artistic, witty, dripping with style, knows everyone, goes to the cool...

Three Brothers Forge Family Bonds in We the Animals

Here’s a dreamy drift through the troubled Childhood of a boy with a secret as he tries to understand the adult world and his place within it. Based on author Justin Torres’...

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” Is Vintage Tabloid Gossip from the Source

Meet Scotty, an ex-marine who saw action in WW II, though Scotty’s not a fighter, he’s a lover – of women, men, friendship, fame, his hilarious old wife, many cats and...

“McQueen” Documentary Brings Audiences into the Designer’s Dark and Brilliant Life

Anyone who lived in New York City in 2011 but was foolish enough not to attend Savage Beauty, the record breaking exhibition of fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s work at the...

“Far From the Tree:” How Families Cope with a Member Who Isn’t Like the Others

The old saying about parents and children says, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” But what about when it does? Fueled by his life-long struggles with his sexual...