Fred Topel

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Review: Frozen Franchise Fred Approves

If Frozen Fever wasn’t enough to tide you over to Frozen 2, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure should do the trick. The 22-minute short will play before Coco and it is substantial enough to address t...

AFI Fest Review: Thoroughbreds – Thoroughfred Approves

Thoroughbreds is a female friendship movie with balls. This is not the Disneyfied version of teenage girls coming of age together. If it were that, Thoroughbreds would probably not be a movie for Sund...

Ithaca Fantastik Review: Hagazussa – It’s Art, Man

When I heard that Hagazussa was the director’s thesis film, it felt appropriate to be watching it at Ithaca Fantastik. Here I am back in Ithaca watching student films again! In four parts, Albru...

AFI Fest Review: Bodied – Gr8 Mile

If, like me, your only exposure to battle rap has been 8 Mile or James Corden’s Drop the Mic, Bodied has you covered. If battle rap is your life, I can only imagine Bodied is for you what Rounders is ...

Ithaca Fantastik Review: My Friend Dahmer – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? ?Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? No one noticed Jeffrey for a long long time. Now they remember when he cros...

Ithaca Fantastik Review: Jailbreak – Prei Klaa Redemption

Jailbreak has been called a Cambodian The Raid, because The Raid was most viewers’ introduction to Indonesian Silat. We know Gareth Huw Evans made Merantau with Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian before The R...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review: Mother Facader

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is not a film that fits into any boxes. That makes it more difficult to describe, but that also makes it more fulfilling to experience so I’m up for the chall...

Darkest Hour Movie Review: Dunkirk Origins

The new movie about Winston Churchill’s rise to leadership in World War II could actually be a prequel to this summer’s Dunkirk. It is about the decisions made that led to Operation Dynamo. It could e...

Last Flag Flying Review: The Devil in The Detail

Last Flag Flying does a great job introducing its characters and their dynamic. There is a lot of potential for the natural conflict that ensues, however the second half of the film ends up tying ever...

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