Written by Patrick Hao 62/100 The number one hackneyed complaint that all critics make about plays adapted into movies is that it is too stagey. Stephen Karam seemed to have taken those criticisms to heart when he decided to adapt … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 50/100 Bruised is a mixed martial arts drama starring and directed by Halle Berry in her directorial debut. This film is right up my alley. A sports drama lead by a female protagonist. It recounts the … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 80/100 If you did musical theater or sang in a school chorus growing up, chances are you heard “Seasons of Love” sung so often that just those simple opening piano notes were enough to send you … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 80/100 Azor is a Franco-Argentinian-Swiss co-production co-written and directed by Andreas Fontana marking his feature film debut. From the first shot there is something disorienting about the film. We see a somewhat disoriented man, surrounded by … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 45/100 Director Kaveh Nabatian’s Sin La Habana has grand ambitions, much like its protagonist, Leo (Yaneh Acosta), a talented Afro-Cuban ballet dancer who dreams of leaving Cuba to find a better life elsewhere. Together with his … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 88/100 I still remember December 14, 2012. I had come home from school after a long day at school, then stayed after even more to wait on my mother (who was a teacher) to finish up … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 35/100 The Blazing World is part of a concerning trend with genre movies in which filmmakers and the film press feel like in order to instill these films with a sense of importance, these films have … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 76/100 Stop motion animation has always been my favorite medium within animated storytelling. There’s a level of passion that is shown throughout stop motion animation that I appreciate above all else. From Wes Anderson’s entries in … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 68/100 Filmmakers love to make movies about how hard it is to make a movie. From The Disaster Artist to Living in Oblivion, these movies about movies are often a love letter to the medium that … Continue reading.
"I believe that as much as you influence your film, the film also influences you. You think you are in control but then things happen that you didn’t anticipate. That’s cinema, and you need to be open and listen to … Continue reading.