All posts for the month April, 2016

Green Room

Movie review by Greg Carlson “Green Room,” writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to the taut and terrific revenge thriller “Blue Ruin,” is one of the year’s best, an elegantly realized nightmare made with savvy and smarts. The simple logline – a touring punk quartet runs afoul of a gang of murderous, racist skinheads – belies the […]

Another Lonely Christmas

Reflection by Greg Carlson The first words I wrote for the High Plains Reader covered Prince’s December 8, 1997 Fargodome concert. Editor John Lamb knew I was a big fan, and asked me to say something about the show. John’s gesture meant a great deal to me, and my work for HPR has been an […]


Movie review by Greg Carlson At the Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Todd Solondz described drawing his inspiration for “Wiener-Dog” from an unlikely pair of cinematic hallmarks: Robert Bresson’s “Au Hasard Balthazar” (1966) and Joe Camp’s “Benji” (1974). Solondz’s movie, as dark, hilarious, and observant as any of the features in his deeply impressive filmography, does […]

No Home Movie

Movie review by Greg Carlson Following its Locarno Film Festival premiere in August of 2015, the great Chantal Akerman’s final work, “No Home Movie,” now makes its way to limited theatrical release and digital platforms in the United States. Currently viewable on Fandor – a fitting small screen residence – the nonfiction meditation featuring Akerman’s […]