Written by Anna Harrison "“Hands That Bind” is ostensibly a Western, but it’s a Western by way of sci-fi luminaries such as Arthur C. Clarke and filmic oddballs like Stan Brackage, and as such it’s a bit hard to pin … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "There is something immensely satisfying about the stupidity of “The Murder Podcast”—satisfying less because it’s good, and more because it know it’s not, but there’s no shame in that when played correctly. Even its protagonist’s name, … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison It makes me feel somewhat guilty to give “Portraits From a Fire” a less-than-stellar score—not because the movie deserves it, but because it’s so earnest that it breaks my heart a little to criticize it… Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison Sometimes, a film comes along that, while not being offensively bad, is irksome enough to make watching a chore. “Miles From Nowhere” is one such film… Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison In many ways, the Turkish film “Breakwater” resembles the ocean on which much of it takes place: sometimes calm, sometimes violent, always beautiful as it follows the cousins Aslan (Alihan Kaya) and Yilmaz (Baris Yilmaz Gunduz)… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.