Sundance Review: “The World To Come”

Year: 2021 Runtime: 98 minutes Director: Mona Fastvold Writer: Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard Stars: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Casey Affleck, Christopher Abbott By Morgan Roberts “Tuesday, January 1st, 1856.” Our film begins at the start of a new year. Abigail (Katherine Waterston) and her husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) bleakly begin the year ahead. It is Upstate New York, rural and farming. After a tragic … Continue reading Sundance Review: “The World To Come”

Pieces of a Woman

Review: Pieces of a Woman

Runtime: 126 minutes Year: 2020Director: Kornél MundruczóWriter: Kata WéberStars: Vanessa Kirby, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, and Ellen Burstyn By Morgan Roberts When Martha’s (Vanessa Kirby) home birth ends tragically, she must begin a year-long journey of mourning the loss of not only her child, but the relationships fractured by this catastrophe. “Pieces of a Woman” (2020) is a harrowing film, one … Continue reading Review: Pieces of a Woman

Review: Mr. Jones

“Mr. Jones” tells the story of a young Welsh journalist named Gareth Jones who uncovered the truth of the Holodomor, a man-made famine in the Ukraine in the early 1930s. It is a socio-political thriller as Jones (James Norton) pursues the story despite threats to his own safety. Written by first-time screenwriter Andrea Chalupa and directed by Polish director Agnieszka Holland, the film stumbles along the way but is held up by great performances and a story that needs to be told.  Continue reading Review: Mr. Jones