FORT TILDEN

First-time directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers tell a humorous story of two best friends on their journey to the beach. The simplicity and relatability of the premise allows the comedy to take center stage, with Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliot perfectly executing their Brooklynite alter egos. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K.…

MERU

With breathtaking cinematography and a heartfelt message, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth “Chai” Vasarhelyi document three friends and their treacherous, painstaking journey of climbing Mount Meru. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky September 2011. Northern India. Climbers Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk set out on a trek to reach The Shark’s…

RETURN TO SENDER

On the heels of her infamous role in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike steps back into a similar character - a vengeful, mentally-unstable woman who is grappling with trauma. The majority of the film is equal parts engrossing and disturbing, ultimately unraveling in Act Three. Nonetheless, screenwriters Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett grasp your…

SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY

Originally titled Squirrels to the Nuts - which would have been more fitting - Director Peter Bogdanovich and co-writer Louise Stratten make their screwball comedy comeback in She’s Funny That Way. Led by Owen Wilson and British beauty Imogen Poots, the film tells a slightly entertaining, slightly humdrum tale of a romantically entangled web of…