Saturday, June 10, 2023

Festivals

Movie Review (Sundance 2023): ‘Infinity Pool’ is a Flashy, Shocking Bore  

Director: Brandon Cronenberg Writer: Brandon Cronenberg  Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopathra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann   Synopsis: James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a...

Movie Review (Sundance 2023): ‘Fair Play’ is a Romance Thriller Not To Be Missed

Sundance Movie Review: ‘Fair Play’ is a Rip-Roaring Romance Thriller Not To Be Missed Director: Chloe Domont Writer: Chloe Domont  Stars: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, Sebastian De Souza   Synopsis: An unexpected promotion...

Movie Review (Sundance 2023): ‘Polite Society’ Unleashes Real Comic Fun

Director: Nida Manzoor Writer: Nida Manzoor Stars: Ulli Ackermann, Pritom Ahmed, and Sophie Aislin Synopsis: Ria Khan believes that she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting her friends' help, she attempts to pull...

Movie Review (Sundance 2023): ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’ Explores the Bland Office Existence

Director: Rachel Lambert Writers: Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Kevin Armento, and Katy Wright-Mead Stars: Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, and Ayanna Berkshire Synopsis: Fran, who likes to think about dying, makes the new guy at work laugh, which leads to...

Movie Review (Sundance 2023): ‘The Pod Generation’ Doesn’t Get Beyond It’s Generic Teaching

Director: Sophie Barthes Writer: Sophie Barthes Stars: Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson Synopsis: A couple in futuristic New York use technology such as detachable artificial wombs and pods to start their family. Personally, sci-fi premises...

Movie Review (TIFF 2022): ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Drenches The Rich in Raw Sewage

Director: Ruben Östlund Writer: Ruben Östlund Stars: Thobias Thorwid, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean Synopsis: A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island. Ruben Östlund’s Palme...

Movie Review (TIFF 2022): ‘Aftersun’ is a Recollection of a Fragmented Past

Director: Charlotte Wells Writer: Charlotte Wells Stars: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall Synopsis: Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories...

Movie Review (TIFF 2022): ‘The Eternal Daughter’ is a Contemplative Ghost Story

Director: Joanna Hogg Writer: Joanna Hogg Stars: Carly-Sophia Davies, Zinnia Davies-Cooke, August Joshi Synopsis: In this ghost story from acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Hogg, a middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother must confront long-buried secrets when...

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