Review: Terrifier 2

Year: 2022 Runtime:  138 minutes Director: Damien Leone Writer: Damien Leone Cast: David Howard Thornton, Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam, Sarah Voigt, Kailey Hyman, Casey Hartnett, Samantha Scaffidi, Felissa Rose By Harris Dang “Terrifier 2” (2022) follows the events from the first film almost immediately, as we see the notorious villain Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton), terrorizing the sole survivor Victoria Heyes (Samantha Scaffidi) and … Continue reading Review: Terrifier 2

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

Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Gold Plated (Plaqué Or)

Year: 2022 Runtime: 25 minutes Director/Writer: Chloé Léoni Actors: Salomé Dewaels, Nade Dieu, Noé Englebert, Anae Romnys By Dominic Corr Discussions around class and inequality are often relegated to the conversations of the ‘adults’ in the room – as far as the political landscape is concerned at least. And yet, the harshest impacts of its existence ripple to the young, both as a generational issue … Continue reading Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Gold Plated (Plaqué Or)