Sundance 2023: ‘Fantastic Machine’ Bluntly Reveals the Beauty and Ills of Video

The camera remains one of the most powerful tools of the 21st century. For centuries, the ability to capture an image has shaped or altered the course of history. Yet in 2023, we have more access to take and create videos than ever before. However, with cameras running at all hours, what is the purpose … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Fantastic Machine’ Bluntly Reveals the Beauty and Ills of Video

Sundance 2023: ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ – The Women are Talking

Sometimes it's odd when works of art feel as if they were made to co-exist. The 2022-2023 Oscar season featured continual discussions of Sarah Polley's Women Talking, a film where women discussed the harms men do to them. While it was a fictional tale, the stories are too common to ignore. Meanwhile, thousands of miles … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ – The Women are Talking

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

Review: ‘The Exiles’ – Christine Choy Rekindles Discussionswith Protestors of Tiananmen Square

American critics and audiences began appreciating Asian cinema in the last decade. Whether this is because of increased access to the global market or decades of cinephiles finally becoming the majority remains unclear. However, Asian-American filmmakers could barely scratch out a living as independent filmmakers. One of America's most critical underground filmmakers was Christine Choy, … Continue reading Review: ‘The Exiles’ – Christine Choy Rekindles Discussionswith Protestors of Tiananmen Square

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Review: ‘Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street’ Tells a Straightfoward Story of American Greed

The story of the 2008 financial crash continues to fascinate creatives and filmmakers. In addition to a few HBO films on the subject, The Big Short became a Best Picture contender. Stories of American excess from Wall Street continue to grow in entertainment today. Billions, Succession, and Industry all traffic in similar content. Now, Netflix … Continue reading Review: ‘Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street’ Tells a Straightfoward Story of American Greed

Review: ‘Retrograde’ Depicts the Harrowing Last Days in Afghanistan

In 2002, American forces engaged and took control of Afghanistan. Twenty years later, America left the region as fractured and dangerous as ever. In terms of American involvement, the stalemate with the Taliban simply prolonged the action and expanded the resources required to mount a long-term occupation of the country. Regardless of where you sit … Continue reading Review: ‘Retrograde’ Depicts the Harrowing Last Days in Afghanistan

Review: ‘The Redeem Team’ Provides a Basic Snapshot of a Sport-Altering Event

Even for the layman fan, the summer of 2008 remains integral in shaping the game of basketball. The Boston Celtics had just won the championship with the Big 3, headed by Kevin Garnett. Kobe Bryant, after years in the wilderness, had returned to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2004. The 7 seconds … Continue reading Review: ‘The Redeem Team’ Provides a Basic Snapshot of a Sport-Altering Event

Inside the Mind of a Cat: Fluffiest Movie of the Year

According to Netflix’s new documentary Inside the Mind of a Cat, cats have overtaken dogs as the most popular pets in Japan. It is a wonder then that very little is known about these mysterious creatures when compared to dogs. Animal documentarian Andy Mitchell aims to shed some light on cats behavior with the help … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Cat: Fluffiest Movie of the Year