By Kathy Rong Zhou [Posted January 29, 2017]
Director Jim Strouse decided to write an entire film tailor-made for Jessica Williams in the lead. The result is a lighthearted indie comedy that shines—especially through the effortlessness with which Williams commands each scene. … read more
By Alex Springer [Posted January 28, 2017]
Brett Haley is one of the few filmmakers who appears genuinely interested in the lives of people over fifty. In this year’s The Hero, he takes another close look at faded glory and second chances. It’s a quiet film with well-placed spurts of humor and vulnerability, and it’s a continuing testament to the acting abilities of the legendary Sam Elliott.
By Kathy Rong Zhou [Posted January 27, 2017]
In Manifesto, Cate Blanchett takes center stage in a stunning homage to some of the most emphatic declarations of 20th-century art and art history. Blanchett takes on 13 different roles, examining how these truths hold up in our contemporary world. … read more
By Kathy Rong Zhou [Posted January 26, 2017]
Comprising a series of vignettes shot entirely in a nicely textured and nostalgic 16mm, Person to Person brings an unassumingly hilarious and real, life-sized take on several characters as they contend with both the humdrum and the unexpected. … read more