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.
Category: Film Festival
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.
Sundance 2023: The Eight Mountains
Written by Taylor Baker ""The Eight Mountains" captures the intimacy of long-term friendship in moments of blistering turbulence and abstract stillness. The film begins with young Bruno and Pietro forging their lifelong friendship out of..."… Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: Fantastic Machine
Written by Maria Athayde "“Fantastic Machine” is about perspective or as Danielson and Van Aertrycky describe, it is about how “a lack of perspective can distort what the world looks like”. In painstaking detail, the directors chronicle the history..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Starring Jerry as Himself
Written by Anna Harrison "What happened was this: one day, Jerry Hsu, an aging Taiwanese immigrant, gets a call from the Chinese police, who inform him that someone has been using his name in a money laundering scheme and that … Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: Infinity Pool
Written by Alexander Reams "Following his electrifying 2020 surreal body horror film “Possessor,” Brandon Cronenberg has returned to the world of surreal and body horror, fully diving into the maximalist tendencies he showed in..."… Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: Sometimes I Think About Dying
Written by Jeff Sparks "Like her life, the film itself is quiet and often unenthusiastic. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because its hushed tone and restrained presentation capture the feeling of disengagement and seclusion that Fran feels on a … Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: Heroic / You Hurt My Feelings / Fair Play
"Taylor Baker was invited to speak with fellow Seattle Film Critics Society member Aaron White from Feelin’ Film on Aaron’s Podcast. They discuss the Sundance 2023 feature films "Heroic," "You Hurt My Feelings," and "Fair Play.""… Continue reading.