A Look at Asexuality and Intimacy in Marija Kavtaradze’s ‘Slow’ (REVIEW)
Titled after the tune of a Leonard Cohen song, Slow was a surprising yet bittersweet delight.
‘Rye Lane’ is a Bombastic Black Rom-Com for the Next Generation (REVIEW)
‘Rye Lane’ feels more like a fantasy than any of the new-age romantic comedies that precede it.
‘In My Mother’s Skin’ is Hauntingly Beautiful Horror (REVIEW)
“In My Mother’s Skin” is the film equivalent of feeling like there’s something under your skin and needing to scratch it until you bleed. (For horror fans, that’s a very, very good thing.)
‘Brujería’: Witchcraft is Rebellion (REVIEW)
Chilean director Christopher Murray’s “Brujería,” which premiered at Sundance 2023, is a powerful tale of witchcraft as a way of life, rebellion, and justice.
‘My Animal’: Monster as Metaphor (REVIEW)
Jacqueline Castel’s feature debut My Animal had its world premiere at Sundance 2023, and the Bobbi Salvör Menuez and Amandla Stenberg does not disappoint, mixing monster horror and teen romance to tell a familiar story in interesting ways.
‘The Accidental Getaway Driver’: Finding Connection in a Hopeless Place (REVIEW)
I am very, very happy to report that I was right: “The Accidental Getaway Driver” is that bitch.
‘Shortcomings’: Flawed Protagonists Have Rights Too (REVIEW)
While it’s still not the easiest to get an AAPI film green lit, we are slowly but surely getting there, and Shortcomings is a phenomenal step forward
‘Fancy Dance’: An Intimate Portrait of the Struggles of Native Women (REVIEW)
Headlined by a pair of amazing performances, Fancy Dance highlights the uneven field on which Native women have to play every day – even when they go missing.
‘Radical’: Another Eugenio Derbez Film to Make You Cry Your Eyes Out (REVIEW)
Radical is yet another Eugenio Derbez film to make you cry your eyes out of your head. But Derbez’s finest performance is also a beautiful reminder of the power even small opportunities can have on the lives of children.
‘birth/rebirth’: A Frankensteinesque Retelling of Gory Dreams (REVIEW)
‘birth/rebirth’ focuses on how we handle grief and how it warps our perception of right/wrong, with motherhood being a driving factor.