Sundance 2022: TikTok, Boom.

★★★ (Written by Allison Brown)  Throughout the festival, I noticed Shalini Kantayya’s TikTok, Boom. was heavily panned by critics. I still wanted to give it a chance, as I tend to enjoy tech related documentaries. The film explores TikTok’s influence on several hand-selected influencers, as well as on the political landscape. TikTok founder Zhang Yiming’s … Continue reading Sundance 2022: TikTok, Boom.

Sundance 2022 Wrap-Up

2022's all-virtual Sundance Film Festival brought together a variety of films, with the festival's usual eye for exciting new voices on full display. It seemed this year that nearly every selection featured at least one big-name actor in the majority of the projects. Below is our full coverage for the Sundance festival, and links to … Continue reading Sundance 2022 Wrap-Up

Sundance 2022: Fresh

★★★★★ Cannibalism, Sebastian Stan, and… dance breaks? Welcome to Sundance’s Fresh, the debut feature film from director Mimi Cave and screenwriter Lauryn Kahn. Part thrilling horror, part dark comedy, Fresh exists in a special space. Commentary on the state of modern dating is cleverly executed, while projecting its own unique sensibilities on the viewer. For … Continue reading Sundance 2022: Fresh

Q&A: Sharp Stick Actress Taylour Paige

Following the virtual premiere of Sundance selection, Sharp Stick, Allison participated in the public Q&A organized by the festival. Sharp Stick follows a young woman, Sarah Jo (Kristine Frøseth), exploring her sexuality as a result of misguided advice from her mother, Marilyn (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and adopted sister, Treina (Taylour Paige), in the most unconventional … Continue reading Q&A: Sharp Stick Actress Taylour Paige

Sundance 2022: Emily the Criminal

★★★★ Our final film of the virtual 2022 Sundance Film Festival, dark crime thriller Emily the Criminal, thankfully closes out our festival experience with a big taser-injected bang! The always-reliable Aubrey Plaza plays Emily, the titular character, a woman whose past continues to cause problems. Convicted of aggravated assault back in 2015, Emily’s record follows … Continue reading Sundance 2022: Emily the Criminal

Sundance 2022: Master

★★★★ The second racially-charged Amazon Studios release at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Master is potent, twisty psychological horror. Led by a terrific cast, including Regina Hall and Zoe Renee, this slick slow-burn builds up a tangible atmosphere of racism and intensity. The darkness of the film’s thematic thrust may make audience members uncomfortable. For … Continue reading Sundance 2022: Master