Written by Anna Harrison 75/100 As I started No Trace, watching the black-and-white train tracks move by in a blur and hearing the discordant music, I braced myself for a jarring and unsettling experience like Persona, or some other esoteric, unreadable film. I still got an esoteric and unreadable film, but one that was soft … Continue reading Slamdance 2021 Review: No Trace (Nulle Trace) →
Interview by Anna Harrison SYNOPSIS: When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. Frank Barrera’s Website: https://www.frankbarrera.com/ Together Together … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Interview: Frank Barrera Cinematographer of ‘Together Together’ →
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 75/100 Who knew stained glass could be so interesting? Justin Monroe’s documentary tells the story of artist Tim Carey and Judson Studios who were commissioned by the Church of Resurrection in Kansas City to craft a 400,000 sq foot stained glass window which would be the largest installation … Continue reading Slamdance 2021 Review: Holy Frit →
Written by Taylor Baker 78/100 Meditative and melodic, A Black Rift Begins to Yawn soars on the back of low light and an unspecific sense of place. Like a deep dream, you don’t know where you are or when you are. But you can rely on the sensory input to feel like a “you are”. … Continue reading Slamdance 2021 Review: A Black Rift Begins to Yawn →
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 50/100 A Brixton Tale the first feature film from Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers, unfortunately failed to connect with me. I believe it may do better with audiences in the United Kingdom who are more familiar with the social and class commentary that is going on within the … Continue reading Slamdance 2021 Review: A Brixton Tale →
Written by Taylor Baker 77/100 Susan Stern’s reflective documentary on her husband, renowned cartoonist Spain Rodriguez, his life, and body of work offers a sincere engagement into his history, beliefs, and legacy. In the wide wake of the world renowned documentary Crumb by Terry Zwigoff the topic of underground cartoon’s can scarcely be skirted around … Continue reading Slamdance 2021 Review: Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez →
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 80/100 Bleeding Audio was such a fantastic way to start Slamdance 2021! Chelsea Christer’s doc about The Matches is one of those always desired and rarely found unexpected festival surprises. The nostalgia factor, the late 1990s and 2000s vibes made me adore the experience even more. While on … Continue reading Slamdance 2021 Review: Bleeding Audio →
Interview by Anna Harrison Jonathan Snipes’ Website: http://jonat8han.com/ A Glitch in the Matrix takes audiences on a journey through science and philosophy to examine the theory that humans live in a simulation and the world as people know it is not real. It is a documentary style animated horror and composer Jonathan Snipes emulated the … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Interview: Jonathan Snipes Composer/Sound Designer of ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ →
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 70/100 The Pink Cloud is the third pandemic adjacent movie I’ve seen in these past few months, the other two being Little Fish, my favorite movie of 2020, and the atrocious Michael Bay produced Song Bird. The movie might seem familiar for those who have seen Contagion (2013), … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Review: The Pink Cloud (A Nuvem Rosa) →
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 A Glitch in the Matrix starts off by examining an idea that’s been bandied about for years and viewed with varying amounts of skepticism: what if we live in a simulation à la The Matrix? The film heavily features Philip K. Dick’s lecture in 1977 wherein he declares we are, … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Review: A Glitch in the Matrix →
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 65/100 With Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019) as the gold standard, everything that’s come after it has seemed subpar. Fastvold’s second feature, The World to Come, isn’t bad; but it’s hard to ignore comparisons to its precursor Portrait, which shares similar themes. Although superior to the … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Review: The World to Come →
That’s a wrap for Sundance 2021! In this video, Taylor Beaumont leads a conversation with Thomas Stoneham-Judge and Taylor Baker, talking about everyone’s experiences with the festival. We recap as much as possible, from the festival platform to award winners to festival favorites to honorable mentions. Learn more about Sundance Film Festival
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