Sundance 2023: ’20 Days in Mariupol’ Shows the Horrors Experienced By Wartime Journalists

Almost one year ago, the world froze in fear. The war between the Ukraine and Russia drew the entire world's attention, and questions about intervention swam through conversations. As Russian soldiers advanced into the former USSR nation, horrifying videos and images began leaking out of Ukraine. The battles were terrible enough, but the true horrors … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ’20 Days in Mariupol’ Shows the Horrors Experienced By Wartime Journalists

Sundance 2023: ‘Willie Nelson & Family’ Is a Long Love Letter to the Legend

Always one for a practical joke, Willie Nelson became a four-quadrant celebrity. While Nelson began his storied career in country music, his persona and optimism made him larger than life. He helped establish a subgenre of Country music (known as "Outlaw Country") while providing mentorship to new and emerging artists. He became known for his … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘Willie Nelson & Family’ Is a Long Love Letter to the Legend

Sundance 2023: ‘La Pecera (The Fishbowl)’ Rides the Wave of Isel Rodríguez’s Excellence

Cancer wreaks havoc on the human body, but it’s toll on the mind can often be just as harmful. While the person fighting the disease struggles with their mortality, their friends and family must rely on faith or medicine to pull them through. Even when that’s the case, the danger is often too upsetting to … Continue reading Sundance 2023: ‘La Pecera (The Fishbowl)’ Rides the Wave of Isel Rodríguez’s Excellence

Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘Christopher at Sea’ Is a Stunning Visual Explosion

Finding ourselves in unique settings can alter our understanding of self. Sometimes, the mere shift to another environment allows us to become different people. After all, society may define us one way, but a different culture and perspective may view us in a completely different light. While onboard a transatlantic cargo ship, Christopher lets his … Continue reading Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘Christopher at Sea’ Is a Stunning Visual Explosion

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: ‘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: ‘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

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

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