TIFF 2022: Holy Spider

★★ (Written by Sean Boelman, disappointment media) Swedish-Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi’s last film, Border, was released to great acclaim, so his newest movie, Holy Spider was one of the most anticipated films of Cannes when it debuted earlier this year. However, this uneven procedural thriller doesn’t live up to expectations, becoming one of the biggest … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Holy Spider

Fantasia 2022: Resurrection

★★ Rebecca Hall’s previous film release, The Night House, earned mass critical acclaim even though it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. Her first project as writer/director, cloying drama Passing, also released last year, and now, Hall brings her talents to 2022’s Resurrection. In a strange way, Resurrection would make for a perfect double-billing with … Continue reading Fantasia 2022: Resurrection

Film Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

★★★ (Written by Allison Brown) The opening notes of Taylor Swift’s “Carolina,” the original song playing through all the promotional material and written as a result of Swift’s adoration for the novel, have embedded the anticipation to see Where The Crawdads Sing in my very core for the past few months. The involvement of one … Continue reading Film Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

Last year was our first time covering Tribeca as press, albeit virtually due to the imminent danger of the pandemic. This year, we were grateful to able to attend in person, as it is the primary festival that we can easily attend given its location in our own backyard. We had the opportunity to cover … Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

TV Review: Ozark – Season 4 Part 2

I came to the party very late for Ozark, Netflix’s critically-acclaimed drama that has frequently been compared to the likes of Breaking Bad. I only first watched all previous episodes of the series this year, and found them both compelling and shocking. Par for the course with several television dramas, Ozark’s final season was split … Continue reading TV Review: Ozark – Season 4 Part 2

Film Review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

★★★★★ Nicolas Cage is very much a love or hate kind of actor—his fanbase is loud and supportive, while his haters are equally so. I would say I find myself somewhere in the middle, admiring his off-the-wall performances in films like Face/Off and Gone in Sixty Seconds. He has an equal amount of missteps as … Continue reading Film Review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent