Slamdance 2023: ‘With Peter Bradley’ Leisurely Spends the Day with a Secret Icon

Rarely are trailblazers in the art world are acknowledged in their time. After all, much of the art world is driven by establishments. Breaking cultural and artistic norms can feel like an act of rebellion. In the world of abstract art, this remains a point of contention. For artists of color, these issues can be … Continue reading Slamdance 2023: ‘With Peter Bradley’ Leisurely Spends the Day with a Secret Icon

Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘Under G-d’ Begs for Equality and Healthcare

When the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization released, it sent a tidal wave through America. While some celebrated overturning Roe v. Wade, most Americans vehemently opposed the decision. The decision by the Supreme Court came from decades of Christian Nationalist efforts, despite the religious freedoms of others being infringed upon. Documentarian Paula … Continue reading Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘Under G-d’ Begs for Equality and Healthcare

Sundance 2023: ‘Slow’ Brings Stunning Intimacy to an Asexual Relationship

Most films stem from the relationships between characters. Friendships, antagonists, romances, and sexual relations have long been the focus of screenwriters. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, desire and explicit sexuality dominated the box office. However, as our understanding as sexuality has changed, so too have the ways we depict desire and longing on the big … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Slow’ Brings Stunning Intimacy to an Asexual Relationship

Slamdance 2023: ‘Mad Cats’ is an Insanely Fun and Weird Martial Arts Comedy

Sometimes, a metaphor is simply not enough to convey an artist's vision. Directors sometimes lean straight into the absurdity of their ideas and literalize concepts that seem too crazy to bring to life. In the case of Mad Cats, director Reiki Tsuno commits fully to his wacky premise. As a result, Mad Cats embraces the … Continue reading Slamdance 2023: ‘Mad Cats’ is an Insanely Fun and Weird Martial Arts Comedy

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

Slamdance 2023: ‘Starring Jerry As Himself’ is a Genre Mashup Extravaganza

The ability to mash up genres should never be taken for granted. Many stories cannot sustain the stronger elements of other genres. Yet the process of making meta and medium-bending films has only become more common in recent years. Documentary has been the landing place of many of these films, where you can utilize the … Continue reading Slamdance 2023: ‘Starring Jerry As Himself’ is a Genre Mashup Extravaganza

Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘Walk of Shame’ Explores Grief and the Process of Moving On

Losing a loved one is never easy. Yet the process of going through your lost one's mementos challenges us in our rawest state. For a widow in a small town, the choice to part with her husband's former jacket is exceedingly difficult. In the short "Walk of Shame," director Dane Ray shows a strong eye … Continue reading Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘Walk of Shame’ Explores Grief and the Process of Moving On

Sundance 2023: ‘Squaring the Circle’ Dives Deep Into the Creativity of Hipgnosis and Album Art

The art behind the album cover has always been a subject of fascination. The ideas an artist wishes to convey on their own piece of art can make a statement. Pink Floyd remains one of the most communicative with their artwork in the history of Vinyl records. From anti-capitalist statements to the iconic cover of … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Squaring the Circle’ Dives Deep Into the Creativity of Hipgnosis and Album Art

Sundance 2023: ‘Against the Tide’ Effectively Pits Modernity Against Tradition

Men fighting to provide for their families can lead some to take drastic measures. However, it's important not to lose oneself in the process. For Against the Tide, documentary filmmaker Sarvnik Kaur follows two men driven to that line. One man traveled the world while his childhood friend began fishing at a young age. As … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Against the Tide’ Effectively Pits Modernity Against Tradition

Sundance 2023: ‘Kim’s Video’ Celebrates Physical Media & Art

Going to a local Best Buy or Target is a frustrating experience for cinephiles in 2023. Aisles once dedicated to DVDs and Blu-Rays have been removed from the stores altogether. Meanwhile, the entertainment industry faces threats from shareholders over poor streaming numbers while removing content from the platforms en masse. Today, holding a physical copy … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Kim’s Video’ Celebrates Physical Media & Art