Review: Little Monsters Is a Big Bully of a Movie

In a 2009 episode of the comedy series Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand ambassador to the US Murray Hewitt (Rhys Darby) encounters representatives from the Australian consolate. The Aussies immediately begin ribbing Murray in an aggressive manner, but whenever Murray takes offense, they flash a self-satisfied smile and insist that they’re only joking. “We’re…

Review: Sorry to Bother You Agitates in All the Right Ways

During one of his first calls for the telemarketing firm Regalview, Cassius Green (Atlanta and Get Out supporting player Lakeith Stanfield) tries to sell a book collection to a polite but reserved older white woman. Before he can get into his pitch, the woman cuts him off and apologizes, explaining that she has no money…

Review: Gringo

Facing down a mercenary’s gun, Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) does what any good-hearted but overwhelmed middle-manager would do: he drops to his knees and begs God for help. Shocked by this display, the mercenary (Shalto Copely) lowers his weapon and tries to talk some sense into his target. When asked if he actually believes in…