Sundance Exclusive Review: The GoGo’s

“The GoGo’s” is a documentary following the all-female rock band from the 1980s who wrote and played their own songs. They were also the first all-woman band to be managed by a woman. Told from the GoGo’s themselves (the original members and the current ones too), this documentary dives into the beginnings, hits, highs, lows, their disintegration, and their comeback. Continue reading Sundance Exclusive Review: The GoGo’s

Sundance Exclusive Review: Siempre, Luis

When first hearing about this documentary about Luis Miranda, I had to search who he was (I know I know, but I’m honest). Then I found out that he is the father of Lin Manuel Miranda, which piqued my interest. This documentary follows the life of Luis Miranda, a political consultant that would be a significant asset to the Latino community. Continue reading Sundance Exclusive Review: Siempre, Luis

Sundance Exclusive Review: Wendy

“Wendy” takes us back to Neverland with the new version of Peter Pan. It begins with a series of scenes full of sweetness and cuteness that will most likely hook (no pun intended) you into this film. Wendy (Devin France) is now facing the reality of survival by having to protect her brothers with possibly never returning home. Continue reading Sundance Exclusive Review: Wendy

Sundance Exclusive Review: Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank” is one of the first films I thoroughly enjoyed at the Sundance Film Festival. It follows Frank (Paul Bettany), a university professor who lives in New York with his significant other. It’s the 1970’s, and Frank must confront his family when they find out about his sexual orientation in the most painful and unexpected form.

We’re introduced to Frank’s whole family in the opening sequence leading up to his introduction. His niece, Beth (Sophia Lillis), seems to be the only family member who admires and enjoys spending time with Frank. Continue reading Sundance Exclusive Review: Uncle Frank

Review: Emma.

I walked into the screening for this film without any knowledge of the story nor have watched any previous adaptations. I’m a sucker for period pieces and after watching the trailer to this film, I immediately knew this would be on my to watch list. “Emma” is directed by Autumn de Wilde and it stars Anya Taylor Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Myra McFadyen, Josh O’Connor, and Callum Turner. This film follows the “Handsome, clever and rich” Emma Woodhouse who’s been meddling in other people’s lives as a matchmaker.

The costume design and production design are the strongest suits in this movie. Oh gosh, the costumes in this film are gorgeous. The attention to detail in the movie is impeccable. Continue reading Review: Emma.

Sundance Exclusive Review: Vivos

“Vivos” is a documentary that follows the families of 43 students who forcibly disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. On the night of September 26, 2014, a bus full of students, from Ayotzinapa, was intercepted and confronted by the police. Many were killed at the scene, others were severely injured, and 43 students utterly disappeared. The government claims that these students were turned in to the local cartel, who murdered all 43 then burned them. They were supposedly burned in a big bonfire where later their “remains” would be found. Continue reading Sundance Exclusive Review: Vivos

Sundance Exclusive Review: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

“Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always” by Eliza Hittman, follows a pregnant 17-year-old who decides to go to New York to have an abortion performed. She resides in Pennsylvania, where the abortion laws are strict, so after some searching, she finds New York is the best place to get the procedure (without needing parental consent).

I walked into this film knowing absolutely nothing, then the movie began, and I observed that it’s about a pregnant teenager. I immediately felt a knot in my stomach because I could relate to Autumn (I became pregnant with my first daughter when I was 16). Continue reading Sundance Exclusive Review: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always