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

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: 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

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: 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