This is not a small film, but perhaps it will sound like that. Compared to the mega superhero franchises releasing during these stifling, muggy months, Puzzle may seem small by comparison. It’s quiet and gentle, even as it explores one woman’s major reassessment of her life thus far, as she steps beyond the strictures and […]

The Big Sick

It just occurred to me that The Big Sick is the second Secret White Girlfriend film I’ve seen in the past two years. The other was Meet the Patels. Like Ravi in that charming documentary, Kumail Nanjiani’s character (a fictionalized version of his real self) is a South Asian man in his late 20s attempting […]