Hollywood Elsewhere is looking for succinct dismissals — films seen or released within the last 12 months that fall short, aren’t good enough, don’t make it, can’t cut the mustard.

Keep the posts short and tight. State the title and explain what the basic problem is, and nothing more than that.

Example: Early on Chloë Zhao‘s The Rider paints itself into a narrative corner (head injury, no more rodeo-riding) and thereafter has NOWHERE TO GO, and at the same time it refuses to resolve this central problem in the manner of Darren Aronofsky ‘s The Wrestler. This is why it’s an IXNAY and a NO-GO.