Film Review: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Year: 2022 Runtime:  94 minutes Director: Halina Reijn Writer: Kristen Roupenian (Story By), Sarah DeLappe (Screenplay By) Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace By Tom Moore A24 and director Halina Reijn come together for a strongly satirical and slashy horror comedy with “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies”(2022), which excellently delivers a great mix of biting Gen Z … Continue reading Film Review: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Jennifer Connelly: Warmth and Heart, Even in Darkness

By Brian Skutle We all have points of reference for when we’re introduced to an actor, and whatever that is has a tendency to imprint on us, and influence us whenever we see them in other movies. If your first time really seeing, say, Robert Downey Jr., was in “Iron Man” (2008) or any of his performances as Tony Stark, you’re not going to be … Continue reading Jennifer Connelly: Warmth and Heart, Even in Darkness

Film Review: Fire of Love

Year: 2022 Runtime: 98 minutes Director: Sara Dosa Writers: Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput By Tom Moore Sara Dosa’s “Fire of Love” is a burning real-life romantic tale of two fated lovers whose love for each other and volcanoes makes for an immersive and unexpectedly emotional viewing experience. Narrated by Miranda July, director of “Kajillionaire”(2020), the documentary uses the archived footage of … Continue reading Film Review: Fire of Love

The Women of the Watery World of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

By Joan Amenn Over twenty years ago, Disney did something extraordinarily out of character. They allowed animators to create a world more like a live action film than had permitted previously. No doubt it helped that the directors of “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” (2001) were Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, who had collaborated on the blockbuster hit “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991. However, the … Continue reading The Women of the Watery World of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Year: 2022 Runtime:  119 minutes Director: Hannah Marks Writer: Vera Herbert Cast: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, Otis Dhanji, Josh Thomson By Tom Moore Director Hannah Marks’ third film, “Don’t Let Me Go”(2022), instantly grabs your heart with its incredibly likeable father/daughter bond and genuine character arcs, but unfortunately falls apart in its final act due to ill-conceived story turns and execution. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Fantasia Film Review: Sissy

Year: 2022 Runtime:  102 minutes Director: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes Writer: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes Cast: Aisha Dee, Hannah Barlow, Emily De Margheriti, Daniel Monks, Yerin Ha, Lucy Barrett, Shaun Martindale, Kane Senes By Harris Dang “Sissy” (2022) tells the story of Cecilia (Aisha Dee), a wellness guru who has a strong following on social media, as she promotes positive contentment and harmonious … Continue reading Fantasia Film Review: Sissy

Film Review: Girl in the Picture

Year: 2022 Runtime: 101 minutes Directors: Skye Borgman By Tom Moore Netflix and Skye Borgman, director of “Abducted in Plain Sight”(2017), deliver a tense true crime mystery with “Girl in the Picture”(2022) that’s loaded and, albeit, bloated with so many shocking twists and turns that’ll keep your head spinning. The film chronicles the investigation of the death of a young mother and all the shocking … Continue reading Film Review: Girl in the Picture

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Year: 2022 Runtime: 117 Minutes Director: Emma Holly Jones Writer: Suzanne Allain (based on the book by) (screenplay by) Stars: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James By Tom Moore Emma Holly Jones’ feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s 2009 self-published novel “Mr. Malcolm’s List”, is an instantly likeable period dramedy romance in the spirit of Jane Austen. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Hommage: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 118 Minutes Director: Shin Su-won Writer: Shin Su-won Stars: Lee Jeong-eun, Kwon Hae-hyo, Tang Joon-sang By Tom Moore The latest film from director Shin Su-won, “Hommage”(2022) is a meta character study that delves into the struggles of a seasoned Korean female director. Normally, when we see films tackle the idea of a director trying to make a career-defining mark, usually they’ve already … Continue reading Hommage: Tribeca Film Festival Review