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

NYFF 60 Review: One Fine Morning

Year: 2022 Runtime:  112 minutes Director: Mia Hansen-Love Writer: Mia Hansen-Love Cast: Lea Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poudpaud, Nicole Garcia By Tom Moore Writer/director Mia Hansen-Love returns with another romantic drama, “One Fine Morning,” that features a top-tier performance from Lea Seydoux and a deeply personal slice of life story. As someone who struggled to fully connect with Hansen-Love’s last film, “Bergman Island”(2021), and the central … Continue reading NYFF 60 Review: One Fine Morning

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

Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Love is Just a Death Away

Year: 2022 Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Bára Anna Stejskalová By Caelyn O’Reilly “Love is Just a Death Away” is a beauteous little film about finding love in unlikely places.  It’s also about corpse-puppeteering brain parasites. Stop-motion animation seems to always have a fascination with the macabre, the misunderstood, and societal outcasts. From Burton-produced features like “The Nightmare Before Christmas”(1993) and “Frankenweenie”(2012) to the entire filmography … Continue reading Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Love is Just a Death Away