AFI Fest 2021- “Holy Emy”, A Slow Burn Coming of Age Tale: Film Capsule Review

Director Araceli Lemos has mounted a massive thematic medley for her debut feature, Holy Emy. The film follows Emy, a young Filipino teenager in Greece who has to learn to forge her own identity as she searches for an answer to her frequent ocular bleeding. Lemos blends an intimate portrait of the strongly religious FilipinoContinue reading “AFI Fest 2021- “Holy Emy”, A Slow Burn Coming of Age Tale: Film Capsule Review”

AFI Fest 2021- “Simple As Water” and The Poignancy of Normalcy: Film Capsule Review

In an era of 24-hour news cycles, it’s easy to become numb to plights of those across the globe and compartmentalize these worldwide struggles into a single statistic. That’s why it is so essential for films like Simple As Water to continue to be produced. Rather than looking at the Syrian refuge crisis as aContinue reading “AFI Fest 2021- “Simple As Water” and The Poignancy of Normalcy: Film Capsule Review”