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: AD ASTRA (2019)

“I do what I do, because of my Dad.” Ad Astra tells the story of Roy McBride, an astronaut, who after an explosion kills his whole crew, is questioned by government officials. To Ray’s surprise, the questioning is about a mission 30 years prior, called the Lima Project, where the authorities believe that Ray’s father,…