Sundance 2023: ‘Murder in Big Horn’ Asks Hard Questions About the Epidemic of Violence Against Indigenous Women

Across America, there are issues of hate crimes and violence against non-white citizens. For indigenous communities, there has been a full epidemic of violence against women. A new documentary series, Murder in Big Horn seeks to draw attention to rising rates of death and disappearance in Big Horn County, Montana. From directors Razelle Benally and … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Murder in Big Horn’ Asks Hard Questions About the Epidemic of Violence Against Indigenous Women

Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘The Family Circus’ Asks How Far Will You Go For Family

The holiday season puts most people in a good mood. However, being in too good of a mood causes trouble. Director Andrew Fitzgerald uses the pressures of the season, ethnicity, and morality to craft a surprisingly effective short thriller. His ability to build and diffuse tension, as well as a very talented cast, helps The … Continue reading Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘The Family Circus’ Asks How Far Will You Go For Family

BEAUTIFUL BEINGS

Review: ‘Beautiful Beings’ – A Gritty Yet Poignant Coming-Of-Age Icelandic Tale

Boys will be boys. They fight and claw, and show off their vulgarity to fit in with the crowds. Teenage boys often find themselves pushing the limits of what is acceptable in society. However, in Beautiful Beings, these actions have a far more dangerous edge. Pitting a teenage fantasy about growing up against the stark … Continue reading Review: ‘Beautiful Beings’ – A Gritty Yet Poignant Coming-Of-Age Icelandic Tale

Review: ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Brings Big Laughs, and Shockingly Big Heart

In 2005, a star took over a young franchise on the come-up. While 2001's Shrek won the first-ever Best Animated Feature Oscar, the arrival of Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas, became a watershed moment for Dreamworks. Rather than rest on the laurels of the first film, their new character stole Shrek 2 from its established stars.

Review: ‘Bones and All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

One of the most unique filmmakers working today, Luca Guadagnino can traverse nearly any genre on paper. The man was once known for his showy visuals, most prominently in I Am Love and Call Me By Your Name. However, each of those films featured undeniable power from the lead performers, marrying unique imagery with a … Continue reading Review: ‘Bones and All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or in the case of Netflix’s Do Revenge, best served by others. Set in the world of rich and privileged high school students, Do Revenge looks to take its place in the history of high school movies by adding its own progressive vision to the genre. Drea (Camila … Continue reading Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Review: ‘Soft & Quiet’ Sends a Chilling and Poignant Message Against Hate

The last few weeks have seen a shocking rise in racist and hate speech in America. For decades, these phenomena have been hidden in the shadows, but the world's access to new methods of communication and infinite information has increased the exposure of these ideas. Sadly, increased exposure has also opened the door to radicalization … Continue reading Review: ‘Soft & Quiet’ Sends a Chilling and Poignant Message Against Hate

Review: ‘Till’ Brings the Tragedy and Humanity of Emmett & Mamie Till to Life

Bringing true horror and tragedy to the big screen remains a difficult proposition. When executed perfectly, telling a story about real-world horrors guarantees the audience will leave the film upset. On the other hand, when poorly crafted, you run the risk of being exploitative. However, director Chinonye Chukwu brings humanity to one of the most … Continue reading Review: ‘Till’ Brings the Tragedy and Humanity of Emmett & Mamie Till to Life

Decision to Leave Top Films of 2022 Park Chan-Wook

Review: ‘Decision to Leave’ Delivers a Bad Romance and the Best Film of 2022

Lust and love can often find themselves strange bedfellows. However, the play between the two has long been of interest to storytellers and filmmakers. However, few directors have approached these lines with more disturbing or outlandish ideas than Park Chan-wook. The South Korean director behind Stoker, Oldboy, and The Handmaiden returns to the big screen with Decision to Leave, a far … Continue reading Review: ‘Decision to Leave’ Delivers a Bad Romance and the Best Film of 2022