Encounter: TIFF 2021 Review

Year: 2021 Runtime: 108 Minutes Director: Michael Pearce Writer(s): Michael Pearce, Joe Barton Stars: Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Lucian-River Chauhan, Janina Gavankar Director Michael Pearce’s sophomore effort, “Encounter” (2021), creates an initially engaging sci-fi story that eventually takes a more personal turn that showcases lasting scars of trauma. The film follows a pair of young brothers who end up going on a journey with their … Continue reading Encounter: TIFF 2021 Review

Bentonville Film Festival Review: Mogul Mowgli

Year: 2020 Duration: 90 minutes Directed by: Bassam Tariq Written by: Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed Starring: Riz Ahmed, Alyy Khan, Sudha Bhuchar, Nabhaan Rizwan By Tom Moore Last year, actor Riz Ahmed rightfully garnered awards praise and recognition for his career-best performance in “Sound of Metal”(2019). Now, he delivers a fittingly familiar follow-up in “Mogul Mowgli” that showcases his talents in front of and … Continue reading Bentonville Film Festival Review: Mogul Mowgli

Review: Sound of Metal

Year: 2020 Runtime: 120 minutes Director: Darius Marder Writers: Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Derek Cianfrance Actors: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Mathieu Amalric, Lauren Ridloff, Chelsea Lee By Joan Amenn Remember what it was like to go to a concert? “Sound of Metal” is a love letter to musicians and the intoxication of live performances. Ruben Stone (Riz Ahmed) and his girlfriend Lulu (Olivia … Continue reading Review: Sound of Metal