Written by Jeff Sparks "Horrifying images of mothers and their children suffocating leave a lasting feeling of hopelessness long after the episode ends, but maybe that’s the point that directors Dowdie and Gordon are going for. No matter your stance..."… Continue reading.
Tag: Andrea Riseborough
Jeff Sparks Favorite Performances of 2022
Written by Jeff Sparks "2022 was a great year for film and television, and an equally great year for performances. Below you’ll find five performers that I’ve selected as the most exceptional in all of 2022 and an analysis of … Continue reading.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Written by Anna Harrison "Let’s just get this out of the way: there is no Danny DeVito in “Matilda the Musical.” This automatically means that this movie is a lesser version of DeVito’s 1996 film; it does not, however, mean … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "Steeped in postwar America and Europe it follows an unlikely troupe of a self-medicated doctor, a lawyer, and a nurse on a quest to solve a murder, and maybe the soul of the world at the … Continue reading.
Fantasia 2022: Please Baby Please
Written by Anna Harrison "If you take “West Side Story” and Kenneth Anger, put them together in an enclosure for long enough and let them get to know each other super well, a stork will one day deposit “Please Baby … Continue reading.
SXSW 2022: To Leslie
Written by Taylor Baker Michael Morris’ “To Leslie'' presents the journey of a washed-up alcoholic named Leslie (Andrea Riseborough) who after winning the lottery blows her cash, abandons her child, and eeks out a meager existence going bottle to bottle … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Written by Anna Harrison 75/100 Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain has all the features of a typical biopic: a cast of well-respected British thespians, including Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Louis Wain, a clear life trajectory for … Continue reading.
Episode 106: SXSW 2021: Violation / Here Before / Language Lessons
“I selfishly like a lot of first-time directors because they over-prepare, they're super eager, and there's very little ego.”Mark Duplass Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube This week on Drink … Continue reading.
SXSW 2021 Review: Here Before
Written by Taylor Baker 55/100 Stacey Gregg’s Directorial Debut Here Before revolves around two neighboring families in a multifamily house in Northern Ireland. Andrea Riseborough’s Laura plays a grieving mother who begins to feel reality slip as she becomes acquainted … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann 95/100 It fills me with joy when filmmakers have kids that go on to do filmmaking of their own. Enter David Cronenberg, the king of body horror! His movies over the years raised as many social and … Continue reading.