Film Review: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

★★★★★ Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is a standout amongst the rest of his filmography. An easily franchise-able murder-mystery in the style of Agatha Christie and the old-school whodunnit, Knives Out is unique in that it can carry over Daniel Craig’s bumbling genius of a detective Benoit Blanc into any given scenario. This time around, gone … Continue reading Film Review: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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