Tag: 2022

  • “Cow”- An Incredible Minimalistic Exploration of the Bovine Form: Film Review

    “Cow”- An Incredible Minimalistic Exploration of the Bovine Form: Film Review

    Animal documentaries are as common as the amount of fish in the Pacific Ocean. Yet nearly all of them find a way to put humanity at the forefront, either by directly interacting with these creatures (i.e. Steve Irwin) or by endlessly narrating over their actions and habits. In the case of the dairy cattle documentary […]

  • “Return to Space” Boldly Goes Where Documentaries Have Gone Many Times Before: Film Review

    “Return to Space” Boldly Goes Where Documentaries Have Gone Many Times Before: Film Review

    Between Free Solo and The Rescue, directors Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi have become synonymous with heart-pounding documentaries that show the resilience and perseverance of the human spirit. As such, it seems only natural for the directing duo to set their sights on the stars for their latest feature. Yet while Return to Space […]

  • “Pirates” Is A 90s Rockin’ Romp: Film Review

    “Pirates” Is A 90s Rockin’ Romp: Film Review

    In the 1990s, the use of pirate radio (i.e. running a radio broadcast without a proper license) was integral for up-and-coming musicians and DJs to hone their craft and build a cult following that could potentially catapult them into the mainstream. Reggie Yates’ bromance comedy Pirates is a much a metaphor for the movement as […]

  • SXSW 2022- “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic” Is An Immersive Cinematic Experience: Film Review

    SXSW 2022- “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic” Is An Immersive Cinematic Experience: Film Review

    To immerse audiences in the experiences of the visually impaired seems like an unimaginable feat, given that film is inherently a visual medium. However, director Teemu Nikki’s The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic achieves the impossible by crafting an intimate and eye-opening thriller that is cinematic to its core. From the […]

  • “Cyrano” and the Power of Prose: Film Review

    “Cyrano” and the Power of Prose: Film Review

    In contemporary society, finding companionship is typically only a series of meaningless swipes, emoji, and abbreviations. Depicting this dull app-based quest for love is inherently anti-cinematic. That’s why Joe Wright’s musical period piece, Cyrano, is such a delight: It reminds its audience just how grand and elegant romantic pursuits can really be. Based off of […]

  • “France”- A Posh Parable About Posing: Film Review

    “France”- A Posh Parable About Posing: Film Review

    From the onset, the first elements that catch the viewer’s eyes in France are the baroque environments that its prosperous characters populate. While the locations themselves are stunning and opulent, they mask the cold, calculated nature of the journalists and politicians that inhabit said spaces. Director Bruno Dumont’s exorbitant critique of contemporary media processes reflects […]