Written by Anna Harrison 85/100 Nine Days has a premise that could have very easily tipped towards the saccharine, spouting platitudes about the meaning of life with obnoxious heavy-handedness. Luckily, director Edson Oda and his creative team decided instead to … Continue reading.
Tag: Atlanta Film Festival 2021
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Interview: Director Charlene Fisk Talks “Rideshare”
Interview by Anna Harrison Summary: After a fun night out with friends, Gina grabs a rideshare. An uncomplicated lift home shifts gears when the driver’s intentions become questionable. https://youtu.be/XY8J5icZFyc Rideshare played at the 2021 Atlanta Film Festival. You can read Anna's … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Review: Wet House
Written by Anna Harrison 75/100 75, really, is an arbitrary number, plucked from thin air to try and represent the thoughts swirling around my head, and in this case, it feels disingenuous. To give Wet House a numerical score is … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Interview: Timothy Hall, Dustin Gooch, and Delia Kropp Talk “Landlocked”
Interview by Anna Harrison Summary: Nick, a chef on the brink of opening his first restaurant, struggles to put his life back together following the loss of his mother. At his wife's urging, he reluctantly reaches out to Briana, his … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Review: Dream Horse
Written by Anna Harrison 65/100 Dream Horse is exactly what it advertises itself: an unabashed crowd pleaser that wears its heart on its sleeve, fully aware of its cheesiness and making no attempt to hide it. The result is a … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Interview: Director Asad Farooqui Talks ‘Congratulations’
Interview by Anna Harrison Summary: Amir (Asad Farooqui) is a struggling actor, meddling with lowly, wordless terrorist roles. More importantly, he struggles with his parents not taking his career choice seriously. Amidst the party chaos highlighted by politics, cricket, and … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Review: Landlocked
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 So often, stories about transgender individuals in media are riddled with gloom and doom, ending in tragedy; so often, too, these individuals are played by cisgender actors gunning for that Oscar glory. Landlocked eschews these … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Review: Rideshare
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 Rideshare, written and directed by Charlene Fisk, takes an everyday situation—getting into a rideshare after a night out—and injects an unsettling layer of claustrophobia. Gina (Brittany Wilkerson) is tired, and not really in the mood … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Review: Limbo
Written by Anna Harrison 85/100 Limbo is the first film I have seen in theaters in over a year, and the euphoric rush I felt as I walked in and inhaled the smell of popcorn would carry over as I … Continue reading.
Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Review: Congratulations
Written by Anna Harrison 80/100 Asad Farooqui’s smart and deftly funny short Congratulations (originally called Mabrook, an Arabic word meaning largely the same thing) opens with Amir, played by Farooqui himself, filming a self-tape for a movie, hoping to land … Continue reading.