Film Review: 12 Mighty Orphans

★★★★ Set amongst the backdrop of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, 12 Mighty Orphans reminds us that orphans weren’t always looked upon favorably. In fact, at one time, they were completely stigmatized, considered second-class citizens, and referred to as nothing more than ‘inmates.’ Thousands of children were orphaned during this time period, and … Continue reading Film Review: 12 Mighty Orphans

Brooklyn Film Festival 2021: Kringle Time

★★★ (Written by Freelancer, Dan Grote) Kringle Time follows Jerry (Benny Elledge) as he comes to terms with a sinister truth about his childhood idol, a creepy Frosty the Snowman knockoff named Kringles. Matthew Lucas directs his debut feature, with a screenplay penned by Zan Gillies, in this dark comedy about the adored children’s show that … Continue reading Brooklyn Film Festival 2021: Kringle Time

Film Review: Flashback

★★★★ Flashback, formerly titled the much more distinct The Education of Frederick Fitzell, is strange, bizarre, stunningly edited and complexly scripted. Dylan O’Brien, one of my favorite young actors, gets another starring vehicle in a role decidedly different from anything he has done before. The timeline doesn’t hold hands with the audience, but would certainly … Continue reading Film Review: Flashback