Tribeca 2019 – Review: ROADS Is A Journey Stripped Down To The Essentials

Still Image from Sebastian Schipper's ROADS.

Sebastian Schipper’s previous film, Victoria, was renowned for being entirely filmed in a single take. His latest film, Roads, does not rely on a stunt such as this. Instead, the film takes a very barebones approach to its filmmaking, yet that is exactly what this story required. Two teenagers, Gyllen and William, happen to stumble… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: ROADS Is A Journey Stripped Down To The Essentials

Review: How AMAZING GRACE Transcends Time Itself

In 1972, Aretha Franklin released a live album entitled “Amazing Grace.” It’s not only her best selling album, but also the best selling live gospel album of all time. It was recorded over the course of two days at a Baptist church in Los Angeles with a full choir and audience in attendance. At the… Continue reading Review: How AMAZING GRACE Transcends Time Itself

Review: THE MUSTANG Seems To Be Tamer Than Intended

Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre initially wanted to make a documentary out of this film’s basic premise. Each year, thousands of wild horses are gathered and sent off to various facilities or farms. A few hundred are sent to prisons each year to be included in the Wild Horse Inmate Program. Inmates tame these horses to… Continue reading Review: THE MUSTANG Seems To Be Tamer Than Intended

Review: CLIMAX Is Film At Its Most Primal

Film can force its audience to feel a wide range of emotions. Many will elicit heartwarming elements or laughter. Some will invoke fear or heartbreak. And then there are films like Climax, the latest from Gaspar Noé, which will invoke nausea, intense disorientation, disgust, and more. Yet surprisingly, you won’t be able to keep your… Continue reading Review: CLIMAX Is Film At Its Most Primal

Review: APOLLO 11 Is An Ode To Humanity And Its Achievements

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first people to step foot on the moon. It was here that one of the most profound quotes of all time was uttered by Armstrong. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. And with Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11, there… Continue reading Review: APOLLO 11 Is An Ode To Humanity And Its Achievements

Review: HIGH FLYING BIRD Proves Soderbergh Can Still Soar

Throughout his career, Steven Soderbergh has told a variety of stories through a plethora of ever-changing techniques. He is at the forefront of experimentation while remaining palatable, and his latest film High Flying Bird is no exception. Soderbergh adapts his style so often, not because he is looking for what suits him best, but more… Continue reading Review: HIGH FLYING BIRD Proves Soderbergh Can Still Soar

Review: TRAFFIC Is A Jam Packed Film To Revisit

On February 8, Netflix is scheduled to release the latest film from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, entitled High Flying Bird. It’s always important to brush up on the past work of a filmmaker, so revisiting Traffic seemed like a fantastic idea. Soderbergh has always gone against the grain when it comes to filmmaking, and this… Continue reading Review: TRAFFIC Is A Jam Packed Film To Revisit

Review: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Radiates Emotion At Every Opportunity

Barry Jenkins’ follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight was sure to attract a lot of attention. Acting as an adaptation of the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk had plenty to live up to. Yet, in the hands of Jenkins, it exceeded those expectations with flying colors. And… Continue reading Review: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Radiates Emotion At Every Opportunity

Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Is A Deep Dive Into The Mind Of Lars von Trier

During its Cannes premiere, Lars von Trier’s latest film The House That Jack Built incited mass walkouts and outrage amongst audience members. With this, came an immense amount of excitement and free marketing for the film. What exactly caused audience members to be so repulsed that they had to leave the theater? The answer: a… Continue reading Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Is A Deep Dive Into The Mind Of Lars von Trier