SUNDANCE REVIEW: ON THE COUNT OF THREE (2021)

“Sorry, I didn’t know I had to send a save the date for a double suicide.” What would you do on your last day of living? It’s not a luxury that many get to experience. In fact, we usually see that theme playout in people with terminal illnesses living their best life in a hopeful…

SUNDANCE REVIEW: PASSING (2021)

“We’re all of us passing for something or other, aren’t we?” Rebecca Hall’s inspiration in adapting Nella Larsen’s novel, Passing, didn’t come from her need to bring this rather artistic short story to life, but rather a strong connection to the material. Hall’s grandfather, a black man, “passed” for a white man throughout his life.…

REVIEW: MALCOLM AND MARIE (2021)

“You know what, Malcolm, if you’re gonna treat me like an insane person and call me fucking crazy, the least you could do is do it without casually eating macaroni and cheese.” Director Sam Levinson comes back after his successful HBO drama, Euphoria. In an effort to create something during the lockdown, and the inability…

REVIEW: NINE DAYS (2021)

“You are being considered for the amazing opportunity of life.” Many film from 2020 made us grieve, or at least had us trying to understand the meaning of loss in our lives. Nine Days, while dealing with the impact of loss, makes you feel fortunate to be alive. In Nine Days we meet a man…

REVIEW: OUR FRIEND (2021)

“I thought it was a story about Nicole.” “I thought so too.” When we’re young, we brag about having that BFF, or Best Friend Forever. We go to the movies together, and spend the night at each other’s house. But as we get older, our friends come and go. Our responsibilities become different. However, there’s…

REVIEW: WANDER DARKLY (2020)

“And one for tomorrow…” The stories of a crumbling relationship are nothing new to cinema. However, there’s something so compelling about the examination of a relationship through the eyes of one, or both people involved. Wander Darkly, takes that intriguing storyline, and pairs it with a tragic event in the couple’s life. Wander Darkly tells…