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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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Interview: Laura Haddock for The Recruit

Netflix's new spy series THE RECRUIT is an entertaining, thrilling take on the spy genre. Instead of focusing on a case officer, the series follows Owen (Noah Centineo) a newly hired CIA lawyer that immediately gets in over his head. Fresh out of law school, he is tasked to handle the agency's "graymail," or the… Continue reading Interview: Laura Haddock for The Recruit

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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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TV Film Review: I Am Ruth

I AM RUTH, created by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Dominic Savage, is a feature-length continuation of his female-led "I AM" anthology series. But this isn't your typical TV film, especially when you have the magnificent Kate Winslet at its helm. Winslet stars with her real-life daughter Mia Threapleton in this mother-daughter drama that explores the horrors facing… Continue reading TV Film Review: I Am Ruth

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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