Written by Anna Harrison 75/100 A White Horse takes its time as it unfurls, taking the old adage “show, don’t tell” to heart. Director Shaun O’Connor and writer Paul Cahill tread lightly, giving the audience flashes of insight that eventually add up to a heartbreaking conclusion, one handled with deftness and empathy; they never spell … Continue reading Capsule Review: A White Horse →
Written by Alexander Reams 51/100 I was not a fan of this film. The filmmaking is juvenile, and the story director Hannah Bang is trying to tell is presented poorly and sloppily. Though South Korea’s night time looks gorgeous, and the production design and lighting is great. Other than that, the film was extraordinarily middling. A … Continue reading SXSW 2021 Capsule Review: Soak →
The Secret in Their Eyes Directed by Juan José Campanella, 2010 Jim Wilson: Hi, Taylor. Welcome to Collokino. Taylor Baker: Thanks for having me, Jim! This has been a long time coming. I’m glad we’re finally able to sync up for a discussion. Jim: Agreed. I’ve been meaning to have you on for a while … Continue reading The Secret in Their Eyes: A Collokino Conversation hosted by Jim Wilson →
Written by Anna Harrison 80/100 Coming of age stories are a dime a dozen. Good coming of age stories are far rarer, but Inbetween Girl adds a very solid addition to their ranks, standing out among its peers by deftly handling conversations of sex and race as seen through the lens of a mixed race … Continue reading SXSW 2021 Review: Inbetween Girl →
Written by Alexander Reams 65/100 I was very excited to see The Nipple Whisperer due to Denis Lavant being cast in the lead role. He is a fantastic character actor, and just last year at SXSW 2020 I’d seen him in the short film Figurant. Though I didn’t particularly enjoy Figurant Lavant was a delight … Continue reading SXSW 2021 Capsule Review: The Nipple Whisperer →
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 The Mohel is about a circumcision. James (Daniel Maslany) and his wife, Lola (Kaelen Ohm), have just had a baby, and James wants his son circumcised in a brit milah, a traditional Jewish ceremony that occurs eight days after a baby’s birth. But more than that, The Mohel is about … Continue reading SXSW 2021 Review: The Mohel →
Directed by Charles Wahl and starring Daniel Maslany, The Mohel tells the story of a man caught between the worlds of religion and money as he prepares for his son’s Brit Milah ceremony. The film received its world premiere at the 2021 SXSW Festival. Interview by Anna Harrison Charles Wahl What was the inspiration for this … Continue reading SXSW 2021 Interview: Charles Wahl and Daniel Maslany Discuss ‘The Mohel’ →
Written by Taylor Baker 77/100 Yet another Directorial Debut from SXSW ‘21. The Fallout ranked among the top tier of the festival’s films and Megan Park is perhaps it’s the most exciting new filmmaker to have premiered at the festival. The Fallout follows the story of Vada(Jenna Ortega) and some of her classmates’ lives in … Continue reading SXSW 2021 Review: The Fallout →
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