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Help banner Jodie Comer
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TV Movie Review: Help

Premiering first in the UK and finally making its way to the U.S. via Acorn TV, HELP is the most gut-wrenching and important film I have seen about the COVID pandemic. It is the CONTAGION of this generation, but actually rooted in real-life experiences of patients and understaffed, overworked attendants suffering from the effects of COVID-19… Continue reading TV Movie Review: Help

After Yang Sundance Colin Farrell
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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

Cha Cha Real Smooth Dakota Johnson
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Sundance Movie Review: Cha Cha Real Smooth

Writer/director Cooper Raiff's sophomore film CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH is a very special movie, with all of the makings to sweep up the awards at Sundance this year. The film is a heartfelt, romantic dramedy that focuses on self-growth, learning how to love, and celebrating differences. And more than that, it is really, really charming.… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Cha Cha Real Smooth

Lucy and Desi Documentary Sundance Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz
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Sundance Movie Review: Lucy and Desi

It is hard to put into words how much I was moved by Amy Poehler's masterpiece documentary LUCY AND DESI. The film is not only the definitive work on Ball and Arnaz's professional and personal relationship, but a moving love letter to the two most instrumental figures in television history. It is clear that this… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Lucy and Desi

Dual Karen Gillan Movie
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Sundance Movie Review: Dual

In DUAL, writer/director Riley Stearns takes advantage of the dual/duel homonym to make an original, creative sci-fi film that takes place in the near-ish future. Technology has reached a point where terminally ill patients can opt-in to clone themselves so that their deaths will be easier on family members. The clones live with the patient… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Dual

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Sundance Movie Review: 892

Based on real events, 892 tells the riveting story of Brian Easley (played by John Boyega), a 33-year-old Marine veteran who entered a bank on July 7, 2017 and took two hostages while claiming to have explosives in his backpack. Brian isn't your typical bank robber; he is mild-mannered, uses the terms "ma'am" and "please"… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: 892

When You Finish Saving The World Sundance
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Sundance Movie Review: When You Finish Saving The World

For the first time, I am attending the Sundance Film Festival virtually... from my couch. I miss the communal experience of seeing a film with an audience and excitedly talking about our reactions to the film. I also miss the in-person filmmaker Q&As following each screening. However, Sundance has done an impressive job making the… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: When You Finish Saving The World