American Animals

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Were it not for the real-life event upon which American Animals is based, it could have easily been a typical college comedy.  Its deceptively simple setup – four in-over-their-heads students plan to rob their school – sounds more like a 2000s frat movie than the unique blend of genres it turns out to be.  I stress the word “blend,” because the movie is simultaneously a breezy college comedy, a heist movie, and a stranger-than-fiction docudrama. Continue reading

Kevin and Vil’s Movie Show: Episode One

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Hey all, as of last Wednesday I’m officially part of a WNUR weekly radio show focusing on – you guessed it – movies.  This week Vil Zsolnay and I reviewed True Stories, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.  Enjoy!

Next week we’ll be reviewing Soylent Green, Cruising, and Hannah and Her Sisters.

P.S.  You can listen live (and call in) Thursdays from 4-5 A.M. through WNUR at wnur.org.