Film Festivals

How Virtual Film Festivals Became My Cinephile Quarantine Dream

2020 was a dumpster fire for the arts and movies, but the pivot to online to experience discussions and film festivals was a rare joy for me. I yearn for in-person gatherings, but I have missed watchi...

AFI Fest 2020: ‘I Carry You With Me’ Brings Empathy to Melancholy Immigrant Love Story

Audrey Fox's AFI Fest review of I Carry You With Me, an international feature, centered on the romance between two men dealing with immigration issues, along with their passion.

AFI Fest 2020 Review: ‘Sound of Metal’ is a Raw and Visceral Auditory Experience

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

AFI Fest 2020 Review: ‘Eyimofe’ Shows Off Confidently Made Drama In Lagos

Aaron Neuwirth reviews Eyimofe, a Nigerian drama that premiered at AFI Fest 2020. It tells two different stories of people looking to get away from it all.

8 Great

AFI Fest 2020 Review: “Wander Darkly” is an Emotional Look at the Ephemerality of Memory

New parents Adrienne and Matteo are forced to reckon with trauma amidst their troubled relationship. They must revisit the memories of their past and unravel haunting truths in order to face their...

Aspen Film Festival 2020 Review: ‘Minari’ Is a Bold, Breathtaking New Take on Americana

A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

AFI Fest 2020 Review: ‘My Little Sister’ Cherishes Unbreakable Bond of Siblings

The first bona fide “Best International Feature Film” contender for the 2021 Oscars makes its stateside festival debut. Representing Switzerland, My Little Sister is a devastating cancer drama by Stép...

8 Great

AFI Fest 2020 Review: ‘Apples’ is an Interesting Look at Memory, Identity and Grief

LV Taylor reviews Apples, the greek comedy-drama from writer/director Christos Nikous. It screened at AFI Fest 2020.

AFI Fest 2020 Review: ‘Uncle Frank’ Bravely Confronts Southern Family Values

Joseph Braverman reviews Uncle Frank, Alan Ball's family drama starring Paul Bettany, which screened at AFI Fest 2020.

7 Good

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