Oxford Film Festival 2021: Reunion

★★★★ Reunion, hailing from promising director and writer Jake Mahaffy, blends magical realism, psychological thriller, slow-burn mystery, and shocking terror into an impressive and haunting modern horror yarn. Ellie (Emma Draper) has always had a troubled relationship with her mother, Ivy (Julia Ormond). Heavily pregnant, Ellie returns to spend time with Ivy, who is busy … Continue reading Oxford Film Festival 2021: Reunion

Oxford Film Festival 2021: Gossamer Folds

★★★★★ Gossamer Folds is a positive and uplifting drama that takes you on a spectacular journey with its phenomenal characters. Once I entered director Lisa Donato’s colorful world, I never wanted to leave. While brimming with positivity and hope, Gossamer dips its toes in the troubling waters of vicious transphobic hate crimes, adultery, transphobia, and … Continue reading Oxford Film Festival 2021: Gossamer Folds

Oxford Film Festival 2021: Drought

★★ Drought, set in North Carolina circa 1993, is a coming-of-age film targeting a weather-obsessed Autistic teen named Carl (Owen Scheid). His family doesn’t exactly support his obsession, imploring him to cut the meteorology discussion at the table. After his troubled mother gets arrested, Carl unceremoniously gets fired from his job. His sister Sam (Hannah … Continue reading Oxford Film Festival 2021: Drought