Film Festivals

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Initial Film Line-Up has Arrived!

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Initial Line-Up is here!

AFI Fest Review: Sunset – Follow the Milliner

Sunset is the Hungarian hat maker fraternal mystery of the year. I’m not going to say it’s the best Hungarian hat maker fraternal mystery ever but it’s at least in the top five. Irisz Leiter (Juli Jak...

AFI Fest Review: Stxy – Come Sail Away

Survival stories make great movies, as they often don’t need to rely on dialogue to move the plot along. Styx has a tad more dialogue than All is Lost but is another example of letting a suspenseful s...

AFI Fest Review: Capernaum – Parents Just Don’t Understand

You can’t presume to understand somebody until you walk a mile in their shoes, but most people won’t even have the opportunity to experience other people’s struggles, if they were even inclined. Cinem...

AFI Fest Review: Everybody Knows – That’s How It Goes

Everybody knows that the leads were lovers. Everybody knows Laura’s daughter’s lost. Everybody knows she was the landowner. Everybody knows she sold it at cost. Everybody knows the family flinched. Pa...

AFI Fest Review: ‘Everybody Knows’ But Asghar Farhadi Keeps You Guessing

Following the AFI Fest screening of Everybody Knows, I looked at some other brief reactions regarding writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s latest effort. Having opened the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, expec...

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AFI Fest Review: Shoplifters – Living Room of Thieves

Another title for Shoplifters could be Multitaskers because shoplifting is only one thing they do to get by. This Palme d’Or winner is a portrait of a family that asks questions about what actually co...

AFI Fest Review – Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes – Roger and Us

The only people who will see a documentary about Fox News are probably already not fans of Fox News. Perhaps we are looking for answers so we have a way to combat disinformation, but there really isn’...

AFI Fest Review: Her Smell – She Who Dealt It

Her Smell is definitely the better female rock star movie of AFI Fest. This isn’t even a volcano situation because Vox Lux is no Dante’s Peak, but Her Smell is definitely the Volcano of the pair. Beck...

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