Written by Alexander Reams This is Hyeon’s debut film, for writing and directing, and her voice is distinct, taking older tropes, black and white photography, surrealism, breaking the film into different chapters, and using them for no apparent reason other … Continue reading.
Tag: Slamdance 2022
Slamdance 2022 Capsule Review: (Cathedral)
Written by Alexander Reams A cathedral in the traditional sense is a holy ground, a place of worship, made iconic by the gorgeous buildings erected by the Catholic church, whatever your personal thoughts are on this group, there is universal … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: We Are Living Things
Written by Anna Harrison immigrants in New York, alienated from their homes and families and alienated from the country they live in. Chuyao works as a manicurist, and Solomon at a recycling plant, though he takes up the occasional odd … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: Ferroequinology
Written by Maria Athayde The dictionary defines ferroequinology as the study of railways in general and the study of locomotives in particular. So when I heard that a documentary called “Ferroequinology” was being screened at the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: Paris is in Harlem
Written by Alexander Reams Jazz and dancing have been entangled with one another since their inception. Harlem itself is entwined within both of their histories. Until the “New York City Cabaret Law” passed in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022 Capsule Review: Dad Tax
Written by Alexander Reams I don’t mind surreal, in fact, I love it. The works of David Lynch, Richard Kelly, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Charlie Kaufman have helped me become the modern cinephile I am today, and they all walk the … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: Killing the Eunuch Khan
Writer/Director Abed Abest is still a relatively new face in the industry but has a career that has lasted nearly a decade. In the opening minutes, his vision is clear, he is… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: Actual People
“Actual People” tells the story of Riley (Kit Zauhar) a Philly transplant and philosophy major navigating her last semester of school in New York City… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: The Civil Dead
“The Civil Dead” is a ghost story, but it’s not a horror movie—nor is it “Caspar the Friendly Ghost.” It’s not trying to impart any grand ideas: it’s just two friends, director Clay Tatum and co-writer Whitmer Thomas, cobbling together … Continue reading.