Sundance 2022 Review: “When You Finish Saving the World”

Year: 2022 Runtime: 88 minutes Director and Writer: Jesse Eisenberg Stars: Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard, Billy Bryk, Alisha Boe, Jack Justice, Jay O. Sanders, Eleonore Hendricks By Morgan Roberts There is no way to sugarcoat the drawn out self-indulgence of “When You Finish Saving the World” (2022).  In many ways, it centers on two caricatures of the worst people possible: an extremely privileged white kid … Continue reading Sundance 2022 Review: “When You Finish Saving the World”


Year: 2021 Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes Director: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Whitney Cummings, Helen Hunt, Bradley Whitford, Logan Marshall Green, Olivia Wilde By Peggy Marie Shot entirely during the pandemic, “HOW IT ENDS” takes a delightfully quirky look at one young woman’s journey during her last day on Earth. While it is a bit chilling to note how the streets of … Continue reading SXSW ONLINE 2021 REVIEW: “HOW IT ENDS”

Review: The Turning

Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw is a staple in the horror genre. It’s been adapted into plays, radio show, and several movies. The latest adaptation is Floria Sigismondi’s “The Turning”(2019). This is the first time this story, primarily about a woman and her mental state, is being told solely by a female director.

“The Turning” tells the story of Kate (Mackenzie Davis), a young teacher turned governess for a young girl (Brooklynn Prince) who recently witnessed the tragic death of her parents. The girls troubled and slightly creepy older brother (Finn Wolfhard) is sent home from boarding school shortly after Kate starts her new job. It’s then that Kate starts to notice strange and unexplainable things going on in the house and thinks there may be something sinister or supernatural going on… Continue reading Review: The Turning