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Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. Off the Rails The documentary Off the Rails tells the fascinating, frustrating story of Darius McCollum, an affable man with Asperger’s syndrome who since his teenage years in the 1980s has been commandeering MTA trains and buses. Darius has been arrested 32 times for his hobby,...
The Love Witch is certainly the best (if not the only) gloriously colorful sexy witch movie you’ll see this year. Writer-producer-editor-director-production designer-costume designer Anna Biller’s film centers around Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a young witch who casts love spells with increasingly intense and troubling results. Biller’s vision is one of wild confidence: every detail, from a painting on the wall down to a pair of stockings, embodies an uncanny, 1960s-flavored aesthetic. The eloquent multi-hyphenate auteur...
BAMcinemaFest, the city's premiere indie film showcase, continues through Sunday, June 26. Here, BK Mag film critic Kenji Fujishima offers up his picks for the second week and closing weekend. All blurbs by Kenji Fujishima. Spa Night Directed by Andrew Ahn For a film about a young closeted gay Korean-American man who discovers forbidden pleasures at a spa he works at, Spa Night is a surprisingly subdued and detached affair. But perhaps the relative stylistic discreetness of...

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