Blue Jean (2022) – Review

Film critic Calum Cooper reviews Georgia Oakley’s directorial debut “Blue Jean”, a triumphant Indie film that is quietly scathing of prejudice, and proudly celebrant of the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading Blue Jean (2022) – Review

Women Talking (2022) – A Roundtable of Reviews

In this special feature for In Their Own League, various writers from the league come together to share their thoughts on Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking”, in celebration of the film’s themes and structure. Continue reading Women Talking (2022) – A Roundtable of Reviews

Film Review: Slash/Back

Year: 2022 Runtime:  86 minutes Director: Nyla Innuksuk Writer: Ryan Kavan, Nyla Innuksuk Cast: Tasiana Shirley, Nalajoss Ellsworth, Chelsea Prusky, Alexis Wolfe By Tom Moore With her feature directorial debut, “Slash/Back”, Nyla Innuksuk delivers an incredibly fun original sci-fi horror flick that manages to mostly work past its shortcomings through some good satirical bite and awesome alien horror. The film takes viewers into Pangnirtung, locally … Continue reading Film Review: Slash/Back

NYFF 60 Review: Aftersun

Year: 2022 Runtime:  96 minutes Director: Charlotte Wells Writer: Charlotte Wells Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Harry Perdios, Sally Mesham By Tom Moore With her feature directorial debut, “Aftersun,” Charlotte Wells crafts a deeply emotional and at times painful slice of life story that evokes the struggles of looking back while showcasing two incredible performances. The film sees a woman named Sophie (Celia … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: Aftersun

NYFF 60 Review: Corsage

Year: 2022 Runtime:  114 minutes Director: Marie Kreutzer Writer: Marie Kreutzer Cast: Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz, Jeanne Werner By Tom Moore The newest film from writer/director Marie Kreutzer, “Corsage,” brings along Vicky Krieps for a surprisingly funny and, at times, heartbreaking tale of perceptive beauty that centers on an empress full of rebellious charm and personal strife. The film sees Krieps play … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: Corsage

NYFF 60 Review: Till

Year: 2022 Runtime:  130 minutes Director: Chinonye Chukwu Writer: Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, Chinonye Chukwu Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson By Tom Moore After her 2019 sophomore feature “Clemency,” writer/director Chinonye Chukwu returns with “Till,” taking on the true story of Mamie Till (Danielle Deadwyler) and providing viewers with a caring, connective, and compelling depiction of Mamie’s journey … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: Till

NYFF 60 Review: One Fine Morning

Year: 2022 Runtime:  112 minutes Director: Mia Hansen-Love Writer: Mia Hansen-Love Cast: Lea Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poudpaud, Nicole Garcia By Tom Moore Writer/director Mia Hansen-Love returns with another romantic drama, “One Fine Morning,” that features a top-tier performance from Lea Seydoux and a deeply personal slice of life story. As someone who struggled to fully connect with Hansen-Love’s last film, “Bergman Island”(2021), and the central … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: One Fine Morning