REVIEW: HEARTBREAKERS (2001)

“Mothers are death.” “Can’t argue there.” Before typing this review, I found myself humming The Beatles, Back in the USSR. A song that you’ll equally begin to hum, should you ever sit down and watch 2001’s, Heartbreakers. It’s been 20 years since this twisted comedy about a mother-daughter duo of con artists came across cinema…

REVIEW: THE FATHER (2020)

“I saw it in his eyes — didn’t know who I was. It was like I was a stranger to him.” There’s something incredibly compelling about a story revolving around someone with dementia. The sadness, frustration, and anger that comes with someone whose mind is slowly betraying them. Still Alice and The Notebook have touched…

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…