SXSW REVIEW: “I LOVE MY DAD” (2022)

Year: 2022 Runtime: 90 minutes Director/Writer: James Morosini Starring: James Morosini, Patton Oswalt, Lil Rey Howery, Amy Landecker, Claudia Sulewski, Rachel Dratch Review By: Peggy Marie “The following actually happened. My Dad asked me to tell you it didn’t.” One thing I can honestly tell you going into SXSW Film Festival is, I didn’t expect to utter the words, “Patton Oswalt is in the best … Continue reading SXSW REVIEW: “I LOVE MY DAD” (2022)

Three older white women in closeup. One has short bobbed gray hair and wears a black tee. One has wavy black hair and wears an animal-pattered blouse. The third has layered blonde hair and wears a black jacket with gold studs.

SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”

More than 40 years after the workplace comedy 9 to 5 showcased three secretaries plotting against their sexist boss, the SXSW 2022 documentary Still Working 9 to 5 reunites stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton to talk workplace equality. More in this review from film site In Their Own League. Continue reading SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”

SXSW 2022 Review: Bad Axe

Year: 2022 Runtime: 100 minutes Director: David Siev By Joan Amenn There are many stories of immigrant families coming to the US to build better lives for themselves. Until recently, their struggles didn’t include surviving a global pandemic. Director David Siev turned a camera on his family as they struggled to maintain their restaurant business during Covid-19 because he felt it was an important time … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: Bad Axe

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SXSW 2022 Review: “Atlas of the Heart”

In a world where we scroll to find the right GIF or emoji for a social media post, best-selling author and researcher Brené Brown wants to give us the words to express ourselves better in the HBO Max series “Atlas of the Heart.” More in this review from film site In Their Own League. Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: “Atlas of the Heart”

Review: After Yang

Year: 2021 Runtime: 96 minutes Director: Kogonada Writers: Kogonada, based on a short story by Alexander Weinstein Cast: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, Justin Min, Ritchie Coster, Clifton Collins, Jr., Haley Lu Richardson By Joan Amenn “After Yang” (2021) is a subtle, quiet little science-fiction film that has a plot as open to rumination and interpretation as a summer knit sweater is open … Continue reading Review: After Yang

GFF2022 Review: The Worst Person in the World

Year: 2021 Runtime: 128 minutes Director: Joachim Trier Writer: Joachim Trier Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum By Calum Cooper Existential crises were an oddly recurring theme in 2021’s filmography. That might not be surprising, given the current state of the world, but there were many thoughtful, gripping films (or comedy specials in Bo Burnham’s case) that explored the simultaneous beauty and anxiety … Continue reading GFF2022 Review: The Worst Person in the World