SUNDANCE REVIEW: THE WORLD TO COME (2020)

Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby in Mona Fastvold's 'The World to Come.' “When the day is done, my mind turns to her and I think, why are we to be separated?” Two women, set in the mid 19-century, find a unique friendship — a bond — that comes from being the wives of manly men … Continue reading SUNDANCE REVIEW: THE WORLD TO COME (2020)

SUNDANCE REVIEW: PASSING (2021)

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in Rebecca Hall's "Passing" Sundance “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 … Continue reading SUNDANCE REVIEW: PASSING (2021)

REVIEW: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (2020)

Amazon Studios “Brother, you could move mountains without lifting a finger.” As we see in today’s news, the police brutality, protests, and demanding of basic human rights, we turn to the stories of old, embracing those who fought for their rights and, in the process, stopped those who would infringe on those demands. One Night … Continue reading REVIEW: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (2020)

REVIEW: I’M YOUR WOMAN (2020)

MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE and RACHEL BROSNAHAN star in I’M YOUR WOMAN Photo: Wilson Webb Courtesy of Amazon Studios “I just thought you should be prepared for what comes next.” “What comes next?” The 1970s, a time filled with explosive crime dramas and gritty anti-heroes. With films like Dirty Harry and Serpico, these were the stories … Continue reading REVIEW: I’M YOUR WOMAN (2020)

NYFF REVIEW: NOMADLAND (2020)

Frances McDormand in Chloé Zhao's Nomadland © Fox Searchlight “See you down the road.” “Not all who wander are lost.” A sentiment of inspiration for some, but no statement rings truer in Chloé Zhao’s, Nomadland. This visually stimulating film examines the modern-day nomadic lifestyle through the eyes of our protagonist. With her contact with real-life … Continue reading NYFF REVIEW: NOMADLAND (2020)