Written by Taylor Baker "João Miller Guerra & Filipa Reis's latest film “Légua” is a solemn piece of observational cinema that touches on transcendentalism through its depiction of three generations of women living in a house..."… Continue reading.
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Big George Foreman
Written by Taylor Baker "Painfully staid and emotionally manipulative, the film is little more than a macho Hallmark film with a religious bent so trite and amateurish that it seems almost unreal."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: 26.2 to Life
Written by Taylor Baker "In the end, “26.2 to Life” retreads the same ground we’ve seen in other sports and prison documentaries, though it is a functional bit of PR material for the 1000 Mile Club program."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Night of the 12th (La nuit du 12)
Written by Taylor Baker "“The Night of the 12th” begins with a rare distinction that few police procedurals and detective narratives begin with, the promise that this case will go unsolved. Instead of being hindered by the promise..."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Grab
Written by Taylor Baker "The film is at its best in the periods where it examines the contents of “The Trove,” when it explores the land rights of the Zambian citizens, and the water rights of the Arizonans losing their … Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: Past Lives
Written by Taylor Baker "...the rawness that the lead actors wear in their performances elevate the film and confirm Song as one of the most exciting screenwriting dramatists since Florian Zeller burst on the scene with 2020’s “The Father.”"… Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "...it is the implicitness of what is depicted that charges the film with an electricity that few filmmakers can evoke. What Schrader wrote is an atonement for more than just the leading man in his film. … Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: Stephen Curry: Underrated
Written by Taylor Baker "“Stephen Curry: Underrated” details some of the major moments in the three-point shooter's rise to popularity through his feats in high school, college, and professional basketball. Though it’s more of cursory toe dip into the life … Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: Roberta
Written by Taylor Baker "Alternating between still exterior expanses and cityscapes to boisterous underground discotheques and a slew of cluttered domiciles "Roberta" excels as an extended slice of life doc that details both the mundane and the personal."… Continue reading.
A Good Person
Written by Taylor Baker "It’s just that none of it feels like it's going to amount to anything while you watch it, and the fact that ultimately it doesn’t that keeps “A Good Person” from being anything other than a … Continue reading.