Written by Maria Athayde "The documentary begins in 1984 when Dr. Snow receives a call asking if he could go to Buenos Aires to help exhume the remains of "los desaparecidos" or "the disappeared," who were kidnapped, murdered, and tortured … Continue reading.
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Written by Maria Athayde "“Ghosted '' is the latest entry in Apple TV+ originals catalogue and an exercise in what not to do in filmmaking. Everything about this movie is uninspired and bland, not even eye candy like Chris Evans … Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: We Are Guardians
Written by Maria Athayde "In their feature directorial debut Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Green, and Rob Grobman paint a complex portrait of Brazil. Told through the eyes of Indigenous leaders and forest guardians, illegal loggers, private landowners..."… Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde "“76 Days” is a fly-on-the-wall documentary by Chen, Wu, and Anonymous that documents the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China. Throughout my viewing..."… Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde "Allen-Miller expertly uses angular camera work, bold colors, music, and flashbacks to breathe life into the story. What sets these flashbacks apart is that they play out as an idealized retelling of past events. So, when … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde "Unfortunately, not even he can save “65,” a movie with a premise that looked good on paper but was not actualized on screen. The plot is simple, Adam Driver is Mills, a pilot from the planet..."… Continue reading.
Daisy Jones & the Six
Written by Maria Athayde "Riley Keough who plays the titular Daisy Jones feels like she was made for this role, able to strike the right balance between being enigmatic, vulnerable, and ferocious as a singer-songwriter who was emotionally neglected as … 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.
Slamdance 2023: MiND MY GOOFiNESS: the Self Portrait
Written by Maria Athayde "Experimental and goofy in the best possible ways “MiND MY GOOFiNESS” tells the story of Alex (Alex Michel) - a guy living in L.A. who wishes he was “funnier like Bernie Mac or Candance Ownes” - … Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: 5 Seasons of Revolution
Written by Maria Athayde "The bravery and ideas behind this documentary are commendable. However, its execution is its biggest weakness. An interesting aspect that was explored in passing were the different aliases LINA used, in different cities, to obtain..."… Continue reading.