Written by Anna Harrison "It’s a testament to Levack’s writing and directing, as well as Lehtinen’s performance, that they both manage to find the humanity in Lawrence..."… Continue reading.
Tag: Directorial Debut
Hannah Ha Ha
Written by Michael Clawson "Andrew Bujalski’s 2002 film “Funny Ha Ha” marked a watershed for American indie cinema, and twenty years later, its influence has still not yet receded entirely from view. For a prime example of its lasting impact, … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "...it is no wonder that someone would utilize Willem Dafoe’s talents in such a movie. With Dafoe’s angular no fat body, mischievous smile, and dark burdened persona, Dafoe is perfect for the tormented protagonist of “Inside.”"… Continue reading.
A Thousand and One
Written by Michael Clawson "With period pieces so often reaching far back through history for their stories, it’s refreshing when a movie takes the more recent past as its backdrop. A.V. Rockwell’s Sundance-winning debut “A Thousand and One”..."… Continue reading.
A Little White Lie
Written by Alexander Reams "My biggest issue with “A Little White Lie” is its laziness, its apathy towards any plot that is driven and fleshed out, the apathy of even a great performer in Michael Shannon, and the lack of … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks "“Libélulas” stars Olivia Baglivi and Milena Smit as Alex and Cata, two friends who’ve long dreamt of escaping their small, rundown town in search of a better life. With troubled home lives and even messier social..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Downwind
Written by Maria Athayde "928 is the number of nuclear weapons the United States government detonated over a 41-year period in Mercury, Nevada. Narrated by Martin Sheen “Downwind” chronicles the fallout from these tests."… Continue reading.
Your Place or Mine
Written by Alexander Reams "McKenna is no stranger to the genre and would be considered a master of the form, if only for her hilariously scathing script, “The Devil Wears Prada.” All of that talent, and two of the biggest … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "Ryan Phillipe plays Miller Graham, an ace lock picker who tries to go straight after serving a ten-year prison sentence, only to be quickly sucked back into the shady world he’s trying to leave behind. It’s … Continue reading.
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.