Review: Roost

Year: 2022 Runtime: 85 minutes Director: Amy Redford Writer: Scott Organ (screenplay based upon his play of the same title) Actors: Summer Phoenix, Grace Van Dien, Kyle Gallner, Jesse Garcia, Reina Hardesty, Sierra Nicole Rose, Indiana Affleck By Special Guest Reviewer: Sarah Manvel “Roost”, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, focuses on one beautiful suburban home which has taken its … Continue reading Review: Roost

NYFF 60 Review: Showing Up

Year: 2022 Runtime:  108 minutes Director: Kelly Reichardt Writer: Johnathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt Cast: Michelle Williams, Hong Chau, Andre Benjamin, John Magaro, Judd Hirsch By Tom Moore Writer/director Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams reunite on the big screen for the fourth time to deliver another subtly emotional and tender personal story with their new film “Showing Up.” The film sees Williams play reclusive sculptor Lizzy as … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: Showing Up

NYFF 60 Review: The Eternal Daughter

Year: 2022 Runtime:  96 minutes Director: Joanna Hogg Writer: Joanna Hogg Cast: Tilda Swinton, Carly Sophia-Davies, Joseph Mydell, Alfie Sankey-Green By Tom Moore Writer/director Joanna Hogg has shown herself to be a masterful and personal storyteller with both “Souvenir” films and now reunites with Tilda Swinton for a third feature, “The Eternal Daughter,” that acts as a spiritual successor to “The Souvenir” movies in more ways … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: The Eternal Daughter

Fantastic Fest Review: All Jacked Up and Full of Worms

Year: 2022 Runtime:  72 minutes Director: Alex Phillips Writer: Alex Phillips Cast: Phillip Andre Botello, Trevor Dawkins, Betsey Brown, Mike Lopez, Carol Rhyu By Harris Dang “All Jacked Up and Full of Worms” (2022) tells the story of a lowly motel caretaker by the name of Roscoe (Phillip Andre Botello). He is stuck inside his self-institutionalized state of ennui that has affected the people around … Continue reading Fantastic Fest Review: All Jacked Up and Full of Worms

Fantastic Fest Review: Birdemic 3 – Sea Eagle

Year: 2022 Runtime:  83 minutes Director: James Nguyen Writer: James Nguyen Cast: Ryan Lord, Julia Culbert, Marc DeNola, Alan Bagh By Harris Dang When you watched the film (or even the clips of) “Birdemic – Shock and Terror“ (2010), did you in your wildest dreams ever think that we would get a trilogy out of it? Well, dream no more! Twelve years after the release … Continue reading Fantastic Fest Review: Birdemic 3 – Sea Eagle

The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in October

By Tom Moore and Joan Ammen October brims with two big things for film: horror movies and major film festival appearances. This October is no different, with new female-directed horror films set to hit streaming services, theaters, and festivals (including one being released after first appearing at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival). There are also some noteworthy film festival debuts with new films from prominent … Continue reading The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in October