REVIEW: THE PROM (2020)

“We have come to show this community that gay people, and gay positive icons such as myself, are made of the same flesh and blood as they are.” It’s getting to be that time again, or it would be if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic. The boys in their tuxes and the…

REVIEW: MANK (2020)

“You cannot capture a man’s entire life in two hours. All you can hope is to leave the impression of one.” They call Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane the best film ever made — often taking the top spot on most “Best of” lists while trying to fight off Alfred Hitchcock’s, Vertigo, a film Welles vehemently…

SERIES REVIEW: SELENA – THE SERIES PT. 1

“When I think about being on stage — you on the base, and Suzette on the drums, nothing else matters.” “Como La Flor…” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom…” There’s an immediate association that comes to mind when you hear these songs. No matter how small your knowledge is within the Tejano genre, there’s a good chance…

REVIEW: HILLBILLY ELEGY (2020)

“I don’t care if you hate me. I ain’t in it for popularity.” Everyone has a story to tell — some stories more impactful than others. The autobiography, Hillbilly Elegy, based on the upbringing of JD Vance, is a mediocre adaptation that fails to impact its audiences. J.D. (Gabriel Basso) is a college man trying…

REVIEW: LET HIM GO (2020)

-“My boy doesn’t have to answer to you.” -“And we don’t have to answer to you.” Now is the time for westerns, apparently. Gruff movies that show the rough exteriors of those out in the country using their own vigilante justice to find closure to the traumatic events that plague their lives. This is the…

NYFF REVIEW: NOMADLAND (2020)

“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 nomads, the film questions the meaning of our life…