Film Review: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Year: 2022 Runtime:  94 minutes Director: Halina Reijn Writer: Kristen Roupenian (Story By), Sarah DeLappe (Screenplay By) Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace By Tom Moore A24 and director Halina Reijn come together for a strongly satirical and slashy horror comedy with “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies”(2022), which excellently delivers a great mix of biting Gen Z … Continue reading Film Review: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Film Review: Fire of Love

Year: 2022 Runtime: 98 minutes Director: Sara Dosa Writers: Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput By Tom Moore Sara Dosa’s “Fire of Love” is a burning real-life romantic tale of two fated lovers whose love for each other and volcanoes makes for an immersive and unexpectedly emotional viewing experience. Narrated by Miranda July, director of “Kajillionaire”(2020), the documentary uses the archived footage of … Continue reading Film Review: Fire of Love

Fantasia Film Review: Inu-Oh

Year: 2021 Runtime:  98 minutes Director: Masaaki Yuasa Writer: Akiko Nogi Cast: Avu-chan, Mirai Moriyama, Tasuku Emoto, Kenjiro Tsuda, Yutaka Matsushige By Harris Dang Set in 14th Century Japan, “Inu-Oh” (2021) tells the story of the titular character, a talented dancer who was born with physical features that leaves him ostracized from the community. He meets Tomona, a blind musician who regales the community by … Continue reading Fantasia Film Review: Inu-Oh

Fantasia Film Review: Sissy

Year: 2022 Runtime:  102 minutes Director: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes Writer: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes Cast: Aisha Dee, Hannah Barlow, Emily De Margheriti, Daniel Monks, Yerin Ha, Lucy Barrett, Shaun Martindale, Kane Senes By Harris Dang “Sissy” (2022) tells the story of Cecilia (Aisha Dee), a wellness guru who has a strong following on social media, as she promotes positive contentment and harmonious … Continue reading Fantasia Film Review: Sissy

Fantasia Film Review: The Roundup

Year: 2022 Runtime:  106 minutes Director: Lee Sang-yong Writer: Kim Min-seong Cast: Ma Dong-seok, Son-Seok-koo, Choi Gwi-hwa, Park Ji-hwan, Heo Dong-won, Ha Jun, Jung Jae-kwang, Park Ji-young By Harris Dang “The Roundup” (2022) tells the story of detective Ma Seok-do (Ma Dong-seok aka Don Lee), a no-nonsense, loose cannon who always gets the job done, with a brink of destruction in his path. The story … Continue reading Fantasia Film Review: The Roundup

Film Review: Girl in the Picture

Year: 2022 Runtime: 101 minutes Directors: Skye Borgman By Tom Moore Netflix and Skye Borgman, director of “Abducted in Plain Sight”(2017), deliver a tense true crime mystery with “Girl in the Picture”(2022) that’s loaded and, albeit, bloated with so many shocking twists and turns that’ll keep your head spinning. The film chronicles the investigation of the death of a young mother and all the shocking … Continue reading Film Review: Girl in the Picture

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Year: 2022 Runtime: 117 Minutes Director: Emma Holly Jones Writer: Suzanne Allain (based on the book by) (screenplay by) Stars: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James By Tom Moore Emma Holly Jones’ feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s 2009 self-published novel “Mr. Malcolm’s List”, is an instantly likeable period dramedy romance in the spirit of Jane Austen. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Hommage: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 118 Minutes Director: Shin Su-won Writer: Shin Su-won Stars: Lee Jeong-eun, Kwon Hae-hyo, Tang Joon-sang By Tom Moore The latest film from director Shin Su-won, “Hommage”(2022) is a meta character study that delves into the struggles of a seasoned Korean female director. Normally, when we see films tackle the idea of a director trying to make a career-defining mark, usually they’ve already … Continue reading Hommage: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Rounding: Tribeca Film Festival Film Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 9o Minutes Director: Alex Thompson Writer: Alex Thompson, Christopher Thompson Stars: Namir Smallwood, Sidney Flanigan, Rebecca Spence, Michael Potts By Tom Moore After his 2019 breakout debut “Saint Frances”, writer/director Alex Thompson returns with “Rounding”, a haunting psychological thriller with personal demons. The film follows James (Namir Smallwood), a medical resident looking for a fresh start when he transfers to a new … Continue reading Rounding: Tribeca Film Festival Film Review