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 […]

Slamdance Review – Film About a Father Who: A Complicated Legacy

Director: Lynne Sachs Editor: Rebecca Shapass Composer:  Stephen Vitiello Film About a Father Who is visionary filmmaker Lynne Sachs’ method of processing her father’s complicated legacy. The opening of the film — a comb pulled gently through the mass of Ira Sachs’ hair by disembodied fingers — subtly […]

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 […]

The Rise of Skywalker – Review: The Final Reckoning for Star Wars Fans

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is finally out; it’s the end of 40 years of fandom. The completion of a story arc that has captivated the hearts and minds of moviegoers around the world and the definitive ending to one of the world’s most lucrative cinematic trilogies. […]

CATS Should’ve Been a Horror Film

Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Francesca Hayward, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and Taylor Swift Cinematographer: Christopher Ross Everything you heard about Cats is true. There’s terrible CGI, the dancing is creepy- it’s just plain horrifying. So, it begs the question: Why […]

Bombshell – Review

Director: Jay Roach Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie Cinematographer: Barry Ackroyd One of the most fascinating things about filmmaking is how writers and directors so often take inspiration from popular culture and/or current events. Some of the best films are inspired by world history, controversial […]

Waves – Review: A Relentlessly Frustrating Experience

Director: Trey Edward Shults Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown Cinematographer: Drew Daniels I hate Waves. Let’s start there. In fact, I walked out of the theater desperately clinging onto the positives in hopes of letting my hatred subside. But the […]

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