After a near century of cinema villainizing the cheating woman, Antoine Barraud’s Madeleine Collins is part of a new wave of films that seek recontextualize the age old trope. WeContinue reading “CIFF- “Madeleine Collins” Is a Twisty, Adulterous Thriller: Film Capsule Review”
Amnesic romances have been explored plenty in the comedy realm, from Overboard (the 1987 original and the 2018 remake) to 50 First Dates. However, it’s incredibly rare to see suchContinue reading “CIFF 2021- “Nobody Has To Know” Shouldn’t Be Forgotten: Film Capsule Review”
Despite the passionate lovemaking between Paul (Josh O’Connor) and Jane (Odessa Young) during their sordid affair in Post WW1 Britain, Mothering Sunday fails to expose their vulnerabilities. The romance thatContinue reading “CIFF 2021- “Mothering Sunday” is Naked and Afraid of Intimacy: Film Capsule Review”
Move aside Green Book! Panah Panahi’s Hit the Road is the most emotionally-impactful road trip films of recent memory and quite possibly the best directorial debut of the year. AContinue reading “CIFF 2021- “Hit the Road” Is the Best Directorial Debut of the Year: Film Capsule Review”
There may be nothing more full of warmth and care than that of a mother. In Péter Kerekes’ gripping feature, 107 Mothers, this immense power of love is put upContinue reading “CIFF 2021- The Unrelenting Prison System in “107 Mothers”: Capsule Film Review”
Mayor Pete follows in the same vein as political underdog documentaries Knock Down the House and Weiner. However, director Jesse Moss’ latest feature lacks the plucky spirit of those films.Continue reading “CIFF 2021- “Mayor Pete” Is A Political Revolution on Zoloft : Capsule Film Review”
Competition and family tensions run high in Fawzia Mirza’s delightful Muslim-LGBTQ holiday short film, The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night. When Noor brings home her Puerto Rican girlfriend, Luz,Continue reading “CIFF 2021- “The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night”- Capsule Review”
There is no doubt that Ingmar Bergman was one of the most talented individuals to ever work in the film industry. From Persona to The Seventh Seal to Scenes FromContinue reading “CIFF 2021- “Bergman Island” and the Commodification of an Icon: Film Review”
Since the dawn of time, the human race has been intrinsically connected to technology. From the first hammer all the way to highly complex machinery, society has advanced and prosperedContinue reading “NIGHTSTREAM 2021- “King Car” and the Unhealthy Intimacy Between Man & Machine: Film Review”
As fall begins to settle in, some of the year’s hottest films blowing into the Windy City. That’s right, the 57th Annual Chicago International Film Festival begins today, October 13Continue reading “Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) 2021- Festival Preview”
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