Written by Patrick Hao In this holistic look at the Oscar Nominated Live-Action Short Films of 2022 Patrick Hao provides a glimpse of distinctive qualities each title has and notable similarities and differences they share.… Continue reading.
Tag: Riz Ahmed
Toronto International Film Festival 2021 Review: Encounter
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 Encounter is slippery. It defies easy definition and weaves between genres, though it starts firmly as your average sci-fi thriller, one which sees ex-Marine Malik Kahn (Riz Ahmed) spying a meteor flash through the night … Continue reading.
BAFTA 2021 Awards Preview
Written by Alexander Reams UPDATE 4/10/21 Finally, the endgame of award season approaches, and despite the elongation eligibility, the awards season rush has never left. If anything it has built up to even more excitement than usual, and without further … Continue reading.
2021 Broadcast Critics Choice Awards Preview
Written by Alexander Reams In recent years, the Critics Choice awards have been a great predictor on what will not only be nominated at the Oscars, but what might win. This year the awards are being given out almost a … Continue reading.
2021 Golden Globes Preview
Written by Alexander Reams Well folks, it's that time of year, where all of Hollywood's best and drunkest get together, have one big cocktail party, and hand out a few awards. In all seriousness, the Golden Globes aren't the most … Continue reading.
Episode 86: VIFF 2020 & NYFF 2020 / Undine / Nomadland / Time / The Human Voice
"A documentary film-maker can't help but use poetry to tell the story. I bring truth to my fiction. These things go hand in hand."Chloé Zhao Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn | Spotify | Stitcher | … Continue reading.
Sound of Metal
Written by Anna Harrison 85/100 About halfway through Sound of Metal, Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is given a sign name in American Sign Language: a hand curled to form a “C” held up beside the right eye. The reason this becomes … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 73/100 Tariq's choice to keep a tighter aspect ratio in conjunction with repetitive close ups and smart if a bit overdone sound design create an experience that is far more felt than seen. His past work … Continue reading.