Written by Taylor Baker "In the end, “26.2 to Life” retreads the same ground we’ve seen in other sports and prison documentaries, though it is a functional bit of PR material for the 1000 Mile Club program."… Continue reading.
Category: Film Festival
SIFF 2023: Other People’s Children
Written by Michael Clawson "As an exploration of the emotional complexities facing adult women in regard to family, romance, and the prospect of motherhood, the movie is carried by Efira’s radiant screen presence."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Night of the 12th (La nuit du 12)
Written by Taylor Baker "“The Night of the 12th” begins with a rare distinction that few police procedurals and detective narratives begin with, the promise that this case will go unsolved. Instead of being hindered by the promise..."… Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: Stephen Curry: Underrated
Written by Taylor Baker "“Stephen Curry: Underrated” details some of the major moments in the three-point shooter's rise to popularity through his feats in high school, college, and professional basketball. Though it’s more of cursory toe dip into the life … Continue reading.
Make Believe Film Festival: The Five Devils
Written by Taylor Baker "Léa Mysius’s “The Five Devils” is a noteworthy sophomore film, not just in its accomplished delivery of craft but its effortlessness at capturing the story of a young girl time-traveling while a family and small community … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Downwind
Written by Maria Athayde "928 is the number of nuclear weapons the United States government detonated over a 41-year period in Mercury, Nevada. Narrated by Martin Sheen “Downwind” chronicles the fallout from these tests."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: MiND MY GOOFiNESS: the Self Portrait
Written by Maria Athayde "Experimental and goofy in the best possible ways “MiND MY GOOFiNESS” tells the story of Alex (Alex Michel) - a guy living in L.A. who wishes he was “funnier like Bernie Mac or Candance Ownes” - … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: A Perfect Day for Caribou
Written by Anna Harrison "Director Jeff Rutherford keeps “A Perfect Day for Caribou” restrained, skirting close to the line of boredom and occasionally crossing into it, but there is something to be said for how he exerts such careful control..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Sign the Show
Written by Maria Athayde "“Sign the Show” is your typical talking heads documentary about the struggles deaf people face when trying to attend live events. The scene is set with a title card that asks us to..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Mad Cats
Written by Anna Harrison "You get the sense that, had Tsuno committed to any one of his genres (horror, comedy, action, PETA ad), he could have excelled..."… Continue reading.