NIGHTSTREAM 2021- “Name Above Title” and The Sociopathic Superstar: Film Review

In a world where names are essential to our self-identity, director Carlos Conceição strips his characters down to their occupation in his latest film, Name Above Title. Despite the film’s title, we the audience never discover what the protagonist’s actual name is due to the dialogue free nature of the film. In lieu of a nameContinue reading “NIGHTSTREAM 2021- “Name Above Title” and The Sociopathic Superstar: Film Review”

NIGHTSTREAM 2021- The Sun Doesn’t Shine on “Cosmic Dawn”: Film Review

If there’s one universal truth among all people, it’s that we all want to feel like we belong. Aurora (Camille Rowe) has been in search of that truth ever since her mother was taken from her when Aurora was just a youth. Aurora insists that her mother was taken by aliens, but everyone around herContinue reading “NIGHTSTREAM 2021- The Sun Doesn’t Shine on “Cosmic Dawn”: Film Review”

NIGHTSTREAM 2021- “After Blue (Dirty Paradise)” May Be Too Otherworldly: Film Review

Even though the film was created by a French production company, After Blue (Dirty Paradise) does not feel from this Earth. Director Bertrand Mandico forges a new world that is rich with history, unique landscapes, and a slew of societal rules and norms. However, so much of this independent feature is devoted to exploring theContinue reading “NIGHTSTREAM 2021- “After Blue (Dirty Paradise)” May Be Too Otherworldly: Film Review”