Film Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

★ I am a huge fan of WB’s The Conjuring Universe, so a creepy documentary set at the real-life house from the original movie sounded like it would be right up my alley. An unintentionally funny opening crawl, with a creepy robotic voice setting up the events, was the first warning sign of things to … Continue reading Film Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

Chattanooga Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

The 2021 iteration of the Chattanooga Film Festival provided a variety of various films, some of which I had actually already seen before (and loved!) What follows is my full list of coverage for the festival, as well as full review links when applicable. Films BLOOD CONSCIOUS Full review at the link. BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION … Continue reading Chattanooga Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

Provincetown International Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

For this year's Provincetown International Film Festival, I caught a couple of great gems, with my favorite of the bunch being the absolutely phenomenal drama, CODA. A full listing of all the films covered, including recently-reviewed ones from previous festivals, is included below... Films BEANS Full review at the link. BEING BEBE Full review at … Continue reading Provincetown International Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

Tribeca 2021: Pray Away

★★★★ For those unfamiliar with conversion therapy, Netflix documentary Pray Away, executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, wastes no time filling you in. The opening text describes it as “the attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” via religious leader, licensed counselor, or peer support group. It is a practice … Continue reading Tribeca 2021: Pray Away

Film Review: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

★★★ Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is a rather straightforward documentary—it’s completely comprehensive to the first part of the Sesame Street legacy. The origins in trying to reach inner city kids, and helping prepare young children for school, was something I had never thought of before watching. It touches on surprising things like … Continue reading Film Review: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

SIFF 2021 Festival Wrap-Up

This year, the Seattle International Film Festival went virtual! From April 8th - April 18th, I checked out 17 total films, and 3 short films. It was a pretty fascinating selection of unique (and often challenging) films. Anything not afforded full coverage is included here, as well as a personal top 5 favorites from the … Continue reading SIFF 2021 Festival Wrap-Up