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Sundance Review: Infinity Pool

Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg (yes, that last name should sound familiar), INFINITY POOL is a sci-fi horror film that I really enjoyed but would not recommend to 90% of the people reading this review. It's weird in all of the ways I love, cerebral, a movie you have never seen before, and one… Continue reading Sundance Review: Infinity Pool

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Sundance Review: Run Rabbit Run

RUN RABBIT RUN, directed by Daina Reid, is an Australian horror-thriller that like any decent genre film, explores themes of guilt, grief, and generational trauma. Elisabeth Moss was originally attached to the film, but had to pull out due to scheduling issues, resulting in the role being recast with Sarah Snook. But despite a phenomenal… Continue reading Sundance Review: Run Rabbit Run

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Interview: Florian Zeller for THE SON

I first saw THE SON at the London Film Festival a few months ago and haven't been able to shake several scenes from the movie ever since. Written and directed by Florian Zeller, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his incredible film THE FATHER, the film is based off of Zeller's play. It… Continue reading Interview: Florian Zeller for THE SON

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Movie Review/Interview: Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro said it best when he said, "Animation is a medium, not a genre." This statement perfectly explains how audiences should view films with animation, as another art form and medium for telling a story; animated stories should not be minimized by being considered a kid's genre. I see no better representation of… Continue reading Movie Review/Interview: Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

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London Film Festival: Empire of Light

Despite Roger Deakins' gorgeous cinematography and another phenomenal performance by Olivia Colman (who can literally do no wrong), EMPIRE OF LIGHT cannot overcome writer/director Sam Mendes' muddling, disjointed screenplay. It almost seems like the script was manufactured by one of those computer algorithms that takes elements of films that one would think to be Academy… Continue reading London Film Festival: Empire of Light

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London Film Festival: Causeway

Let's be real, I love a Jennifer Lawrence movie anyway I can get it. But I especially love that in Apple TV+'s CAUSEWAY Lawrence has gotten back to her roots, taking on a small-scale character study that is reminiscent of the kind of story that first put her on the map with WINTER'S BONE. From… Continue reading London Film Festival: Causeway

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London Film Festival: Aftersun

It's hard to believe AFTERSUN is writer/director Charlotte Wells's first feature because it is one of the most powerful films I saw at the London Film Festival this year, and one of my favorites. This is a film that left me speechless and teary-eyed as the end credits rolled, not because it is overtly sad… Continue reading London Film Festival: Aftersun

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London Film Festival Review: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

I have loved the MATILDA story since I was little and idolized the titular heroine as the kind of girl I wanted to beā€”brave, whip-smart, and rebellious. What started off as a love of Roald Dahl's story about a girl with telekinetic powers turned into an every day viewing obsession when the original film version… Continue reading London Film Festival Review: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

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Sundance Movie Review: After Yang

AFTER YANG, written and directed by Koganada, is a futuristic sci-fi opus, with gorgeous cinematography and a reflective message on being present, particularly in parenthood. It also takes a page out of films like Spielberg's A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE that ponder the humanity and morality surrounding AI, or "technosapiens", issues that are only going to get… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: After Yang