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.
Slamdance 2023: A Perfect Day for Caribou
Written by Anna Harrison "Director Jeff Rutherford keeps “A Perfect Day for Caribou” restrained, skirting close to the line of boredom and occasionally crossing into it, but there is something to be said for how he exerts such careful control..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Sign the Show
Written by Maria Athayde "“Sign the Show” is your typical talking heads documentary about the struggles deaf people face when trying to attend live events. The scene is set with a title card that asks us to..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Mad Cats
Written by Anna Harrison "You get the sense that, had Tsuno committed to any one of his genres (horror, comedy, action, PETA ad), he could have excelled..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Love Dump
Written by Alexander Reams "Hallmark movies exist in the gray area between horrible and comedy gold, and romance is a genre that blends well with humor, and that is the subject of Jason Avezzano’s feature debut. Avezzano makes his point … 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.
Slamdance 2023: Starring Jerry as Himself
Written by Anna Harrison "What happened was this: one day, Jerry Hsu, an aging Taiwanese immigrant, gets a call from the Chinese police, who inform him that someone has been using his name in a money laundering scheme and that … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Stars in the Ordinary Universe
Written by Anna Harrison "Bowon Kim’s first feature, “Stars in the Ordinary Universe,” has all the potential the multiverse can offer, but despite its best efforts (and believe me, Kim tries very hard to find that spark), it makes even … Continue reading.
Slamdance 2022: Goodafternoon Sweetdream
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.