Sundance Film Review: La Llorona

Sundance Film Review: La Llorona
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La Llorona Sundance Film Festival Director: Jayro Bustamante La Llorona is a good way to get your fix for a socially aware, supernatural psychological/revenge thriller at Sundance 2020. This narrative film responds to the genocides of Maya-Ixil people carried out by the the militaristic Guatemalan government/army. Enrique (Julio Diaz) is a retired general who oversaw

Slamdance Film Review: Tapeworm

Slamdance Film Review: Tapeworm
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Ultimately Tapeworm is a film that by all rights should be incredibly dull. It breaks every convention of good storytelling and manages to be captivating. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Summertime

Sundance Film Review: Summertime
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Summertime Sundance Film Festival Director: Carlos López Estrada Opening with a girl wearing roller skates, singing poetry into her guitar on a pier in Venice Beach, Summertime establishes the plot as a snapshot in the day of a life of different teens and young adults around Los Angeles. There are many characters in the story,

Film Review: The Song of Names

Film Review: The Song of Names
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The Song of Names is gripping, but it’s almost never convincing. Despite some genuinely great elements, it feels wholly manufactured and uninspired. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Jasper Mall

Slamdance Film Review: Jasper Mall
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The documentary Jasper Mall illustrates the mediocre hum of an Alabama shopping-center’s current market that once housed a myriad of different storefronts. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Murmur

Slamdance Film Review: Murmur
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Writer-director Heather Young approaches the themes of love, loneliness and dependence from a different angle in her award-winning feature debut, Murmur. … read more

Film Review: The Gentlemen

Film Review: The Gentlemen
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Still, The Gentlemen is for fans. It’s full of blood, cursing, bawdy British humor and tongue in cheek testosterone, but it’s certainly not for all tastes. … read more

Film Review: Dolittle

Film Review: Dolittle
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Dolittle isn’t going to be winning any awards, but if you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced family movie, you could do a lot worse. … read more

Film Review: Troop Zero

Film Review: Troop Zero
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Troop Zero is the kind of film that has no shortage of people making a strong impression behind and in front of the camera. … read more

Film Review: Little Women

Film Review: Little Women
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Little Women is easily one of the best films of 2019, and it’s a Christmas gift that solidifies its director as one the great cinematic voices of our time. … read more