Category: Movies

Sundance 2021 Review: CODA

Director: Siân HederStarring: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Eugenio Derbez, and Ferdia Walsh-PeeloCinematographer: Paula Huidobro The 2021 Sundance film festival has officially kicked off in a new format. The virtual event began Thursday, January 28th with Siân Heder’s heartwarming tearjerker CODA. The film stars Emilia […]

Sound of Metal: Horror and Salvation

***Spoiler Warning*** Destiny, meaning, love, and lingering loss are the essential elements of drama. Known to us since Sophocles and Shakespeare, we judge literature, art, and cinema by these metrics. Sound of Metal- an Amazon original directed by Darius Marder, starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, and Paul Raci- has […]

Tenet – Review: A Return to the Spectacular

Christopher Nolan is obsessed with time, with humanity’s attempts to master it, and how simple shifts in perspective can subvert the very fabric of reality. In Tenet, Nolan attempts to achieve the near-impossible – create a smart, stylish spy film with a fantastical premise and naturalistic storytelling. He mostly […]

Sundance Review – His House

Director: Remi Weekes Starring: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith Cinematographer: Jo Willems The refugee crisis is an ongoing concern for millions of lives around the world. Asylum seekers are not only aiming to escape from dangerous conditions and/or difficulties. But if fortunate enough to reach a […]

Sundance Review – Four Good Days

Director: Rodrigo Garcia Starring: Glenn Close and Mila Kunis Cinematographer: Igor Jadue-Lillo Minor spoilers included. Addiction is a disease that affects many people and families around the world. And when it comes to depicting this onscreen, Hollywood has had its fair share of capturing the devastation that comes […]

Sundance Review – Bad Hair is a Good Pretender

Director: Justin Simien Starring: Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, etc. Cinematographer: Topher Osborn Justin Simien is back with his satire flair to blend horror and comedy as a means to tackle and examine “bad hair” and the roots of all its evil. The writer-director, most notably recognized […]

Sundance Review – Falling

Director: Viggo Mortensen Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen Sverrir Gudnason, etc. Cinematographer: Marcel Zyskind Dealing with an elder family member with a fading memory and deteriorating health can take its toll on all parties. But what happens when on top of the burdens of being a caretaker, you’re […]

Sundance Review – Summertime Embraces Life through Spoken Word

Director: Carlos López Estrada Starring & Written by: Tyris Winter, Marquesha Babers, Maia Mayor, Austin Antoine, Bryce Banks, Amaya Blankenship, Bene’t Benton, Raul Herrera, Mila Cuda, Gordon Ip, Jason Alvarez, Hanna Harris, Anna Osuna, Walter Finnie, Olympia Miccio, Paolina Acuña-González, Madyson Park, Xochitl Morales, Zach Perlmutter Cinematographer: John […]

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