SXSW Online 2021 Review: “The Fallout”

Year: 2021 Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Megan Park Writer: Megan Park Stars: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, Niles Fitch, John Ortiz, Julie Bowen, Will Ropp, Shailene Woodley, Lumi Pollack By Valerie Kalfrin Sixteen-year-old Vada (Jenna Ortega) loves cake pops and coffee on the way to high school, singing loudly, and making jokes about bodily functions. Less than 10 minutes into “The Fallout” (2021), she’s in the … Continue reading SXSW Online 2021 Review: “The Fallout”

GFF2021 Review: The Mauritanian

Year: 2021Duration: 2h 9mDirector: Kevin MacdonaldWriters: Sohrab Noshirvani, Michael Bronner, Rory Haines, M.B. Traven, adapted from the book “Guantanamo Diaries” by Mohamedou Ould SlahiStarring: Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley By Caz Armstrong Jodie Foster shines in this Guantanamo Bay political drama but a good performance can’t stop the film from feeling a bit bland. “The Mauritanian” tells the true story of Mohamedou … Continue reading GFF2021 Review: The Mauritanian