Searching (2018)

Directed by Aneesh Chaganty Searching combines the stylistic premise of Unfriended with a prologue as emotionally taxing as Up and a sensational, dramatic kidnapping story with the twists and turns of Gone Girl.  The movie's hook, that it's a story told entirely through computer screens, at times stretches believability (do you really FaceTime the detective tracking your daughter's … Continue reading Searching (2018)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Directed by Tay Garnett It seems there were a lot of unhappy marriages in postwar America, one in which the woman married too young to an older man who could promise financial security and little more.  It's these types of marriages, at least cinematically-speaking, that lead to the Double Indemnity-esque murder plots, where the conspirators finally … Continue reading The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)