Experimenter (2015)

Experimenter has a fascinating premise, but loses its way by focusing on the wrong subject. It opens on Stanley Milgram’s now-famous obedience experiments, wherein an unknowing subject provides near-fatal electrocutions to an innocent man who they believe to be failing a multiple-choice questionnaire – or at least, they’re led to believe that’s what they’re doing.…

Space Dandy – Season 2

Space Dandy’s second season keeps pretty well to the tone of season one – reviewed here – which means plenty of restlessly-creative, energetically-absurd space nonsense revolving around the most narcissistic, impressively-coiffed man in the universe. If you dug the silliness of season one, you’ll be equally appreciative of this, though it’s worth noting there’s slightly…

The Revenant Pairs Physical Brutality with Moral Simplicity

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant sets out to chart the farthest frontiers of humanity, stranding Leonardo DiCaprio’s bearded, badly-wounded protagonist in the wintery American wilderness and closely observing his desperate quest for survival …and revenge. When The Revenant focuses on the minutiae of survival in the wild – from cauterizing one’s wounds with burning grass…

Suffragette (2015)

“You’re nothing in this world.” “War is the only language men listen to.” These quotes perfectly sum up Suffragette – the film and the movement. The film offers audiences a snapshot of the early feminism movement, portraying the violent demonstrations taking place after decades of peaceful protests prove ineffective. We view this era through the…

Giveaway: Win Iris on DVD [COMPLETED]

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, ccpopculture has 4 DVD copies of fashion documentary Iris, out December 10th, to give away. “Iris pairs legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style icon and muse. More than just a fashion film, it is a story about creativity, design and how her…