Written by Patrick Hao "Romano’s writer-director film debut, “Somewhere in Queens,” is an inverse of the “Everybody Loves Raymond” model. With a standard indie film exterior, something more grounded and true to home, Romano relies on broad characterization in his … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks ""Vale” is a short film about the character-building moments that come from spending time with friends and having new experiences together whether big or small. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, the film manages to stand out from … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "Each time a new film in the “Jurassic Park” franchise comes out, the original 1993 Steven Spielberg film feels more and more like a miracle. It was at the perfect cross-section of practical effects and computer-generated … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "When Wayne Jenkins (performed impeccably by Jon Bernthal) says the titular phrase ‘We own this city” it is one of the most frightening moments of the show, not only is he making his fellow officers believe … Continue reading.
In this video Taylor Baker is joined by Thomas Stoneham-Judge and Taylor Beaumont from ForReel, who also covered the festival remotely. They discuss some standout titles they each screened as part of the festival, and also talk about some notable … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "...back with a middlebrow adaptation of Joe Hill’s Short Story, ‘The Black Phone.’ His adaptation is proficient in much of its cinematography, lighting, and set design. It fails to bridge the uncanny gap of translating short … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Much like his first “Indiana Jones” follow-up, Spielberg enjoyably goes darker and more serious. The plot still talks up the dangers of playing with nature while taking the scale-up many more notches. The cause and effect … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "Two years later he’s reteamed with the star of “The Killing of Two Lovers,” Clayne Crawford in a meandering film on manhood entitled “The Integrity of Joseph Chambers.” It shares more than a few commonalities with … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "...parade an aural scape that is both exaltive and daring, pairing contemporary music and recordings against old. It has moments that cause one to feel the definition of rock and roll. “Elvis” may not accomplish all … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "Short films often feel the need to pack a larger punch than a feature-length film because of their runtime, this leads to grand, cathedral-sized ideas gestating for such a short period of time that it can … Continue reading.