Written by Anna Harrison "The word “soulmate” gets thrown around a lot, but by adulthood, most people realize that while love exists, soulmates don’t. Then something like Sara Dosa’s “Fire of Love” comes around"… Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2021 Capsule Review: Dear Future Children
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 45/100 Dear Future Children is Franz Böhm's first documentary feature. It narrates the story of three female activists in Chile, Hong Kong, and Uganda. While it offers an interesting premise it lacks the … Continue reading.
SXSW 2021 Capsule Review: Fruits of Labor
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 70/100 In Fruits of Labor, directed by Emily Cohen Ibanez, we are introduced to 15-year farm workers and high school student Ashley Solis who was born in California but whose family originally immigrated … Continue reading.
SXSW 2021 Review: Hysterical
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 80/100 Featuring well-known and up and coming comedians Hysterical is Andrea Nevins’ inside look at the world of stand-up comedy and the women taking over the industry. Admittedly before this documentary I wasn’t … Continue reading.
Sundance 2021 Interview: Jonathan Snipes Composer/Sound Designer of ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’
Interview by Anna Harrison https://youtu.be/Kwvn4TIs7Pk 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 … Continue reading.
Sundance 2021 Review: A Glitch in the Matrix
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? … Continue reading.
Sundance 2021 Review: Homeroom
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 75/100 Homeroom editors Kristina Motwani and Rebecca Adorno are recipients of the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award presented at the Sundance 2021 Film Festival. SYNOPSIS: Director Peter Nicks has spent more than a decade … Continue reading.
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 90/100 SYNOPSIS: Over a career spanning more than 70 years, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and award-winning actor. Born into poverty on a Puerto … Continue reading.
Sundance 2021 Review: Rebel Hearts
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 85/100 SYNOPSIS: During the 1960s, a tight-knit group of progressive nuns in Hollywood discarded their habits and gleefully oversaw a radical women’s college grounded in social activism. Spearheaded by sisters Anita Caspary, Helen … Continue reading.
Sundance 2021 Review: Ailey
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 75/100 Editor's Note: NEON has made it's second acquisition at the Sundance Film Festival with Jamila Wignot’s Ailey. Described as the moving and intimate portrait of dance legend Alvin Ailey. The film debuted … Continue reading.