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.
Category: Film Festival
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.
Sundance 2023: 5 Seasons of Revolution
Written by Maria Athayde "The bravery and ideas behind this documentary are commendable. However, its execution is its biggest weakness. An interesting aspect that was explored in passing were the different aliases LINA used, in different cities, to obtain..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Nut Jobs (Les pas d’allure)
Written by Alexander Reams "“Nut Jobs” is an abrasive film and that’s what Leblanc wants, there is anger in every frame, and I appreciated that. His vision is uncompromising in how he tells this fairly straightforward story, whether broken into … Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: The Amazing Maurice
Written by Patrick Hao "With such imaginative plot, it is quite underwhelming for the film to feel so lazy, from the animation to the rote screenwriting. The film relies on its garish overlit CGI animation to attempt to keep their … Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: Going Varsity In Mariachi
Written by Maria Athayde ""Going Varsity in Mariachi'' showcases a different side of that state and focuses on various competitive mariachi teams who hope to win the state championship. There are three sections in varsity mariachi..."… Continue reading.