REVIEW: THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (2020)

“We carried certain ideas across state lines. Not machine guns or drugs or little girls. Ideas. When we crossed from New York to New Jersey to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Illinois, we had certain ideas. And for that, we were gassed, beaten, arrested, and put on trial.” The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a…

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…

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…

CLASSIC REVIEW: DIABOLIQUE (1955)

“There is only one possible end. We are monsters. I don’t like monsters.” Little Movie Reviews is ringing in the Halloween spooks with a review for Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 horror, Diabolique. This classic film, fully enveloped with twists and turns, makes for one of the best scary movies. Diabolique tells the tale of Christina Delassalle…

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…

REVIEW: I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020)

“It’s tragic how few people possess their souls before they die… ‘Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.’ That’s an Oscar Wilde quote.” The elements of ambiguity within films are no stranger to director Charlie Kaufman. The fluid intricacies of the quirky romance…