ORIGIN Is An Intiguing Film, But Would’ve Been A Better Television Mini-Series

Journalist Isabel Wilkerson had taken a hiatus from her work to deal with some personal matters but was inspired by the killing of Trayvon Martin to further examine racism in America and how it was influenced by and influenced other forms of prejudice in the world. Director Ana DuVernay directs this adaptation of Wilkeson’s book,… Continue reading ORIGIN Is An Intiguing Film, But Would’ve Been A Better Television Mini-Series

Slamdance Film Festival: Restorage TV Web Series

At AFF, Restorage won the 2023 Austin Film Festival Audience Award for Produced Digital Series, created by Caleb Davis and E’an Verdugo, who also serves as director. The cast includes Jacob Daniels, Olivia Clari Nice, Connor Boyd, Joan Deschamps, Stephen R. Miller, Tyler Corie, and Stephen Miller. This month, the TV web series pilot headed… Continue reading Slamdance Film Festival: Restorage TV Web Series

Prime Video releases the Expats limited series on January 26, 2024

The six-part limited series Expats from creator, director, and writer Lulu Wang debuts on January 26 with two episodes. The series is based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s book “The Expatriates,” with Lee serving as a writer on the series, as well as Alice Bell, Vera Miao, and Gursimran Sandhu. While Wang directs all the episodes,… Continue reading Prime Video releases the Expats limited series on January 26, 2024

FREUD’S LAST SESSION

El director Matt Brown coescribió el guión con Mark St. Germain, en cuya obra se basa la película. El punto más fuerte de la película es que Anthony Hopkins (The Father) interpreta a Sigmund Freud (el fundador del psicoanálisis), y Matthew Goode (The King’s Man, la serie de televisión “A Discovery of Witches”) interpreta a… Continue reading FREUD’S LAST SESSION

FREUD’S LAST SESSION Should Have Been More Enlightening

Based on the play of the same name by Mark St. Germain, writer/director Matthew Brown has adapted the play for cinema. I cannot attest to the actual quality of the play as I have never experienced it. Still, this movie adaptation lacks a compelling case for this possible meeting. Both Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis… Continue reading FREUD’S LAST SESSION Should Have Been More Enlightening

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FOUNDERS DAY

2024 is an election year, and mid-January 2024 is an opportunity to view the “satirical, political slasher,” as is noted in press materials, Founders Day. In case this title may seem familiar, it was a part of the festival circuit last year, where it won the Audience Award at the 2023 Toronto After Dark Film… Continue reading FOUNDERS DAY

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FOUNDERS DAY

Este es un año electoral y mediados de enero de 2024 es una oportunidad para ver el “slasher satírico y político”, como se señala en los materiales de prensa, Founders Day. Por si este título te puede resultar familiar, formó parte del circuito de festivales el año pasado, donde ganó el Premio del Público en… Continue reading FOUNDERS DAY

Founders Day: A Muddled Blend of Political Satire and Slasher Horror

In recent years, the term “divisive” has become a catch-all for political discord, inspiring horror movies seeking to tap into the fanatical beliefs and alarmist rhetoric that define our era. ‘Founders Day,’ directed by Erik Bloomquist and opening on 700-plus U.S. screens, attempts to elevate itself beyond typical indie productions by slickly intertwining political rancor… Continue reading Founders Day: A Muddled Blend of Political Satire and Slasher Horror

Freud’s Last Session: A Cinematic Odyssey Struggling to Find its Narrative Anchor Amidst Brilliant Performances

In director and co-writer Matt Brown’s “Freud’s Last Session,” the narrative embarks on a precarious journey, struggling to maintain a cohesive focus. While cinematic ventures often thrive on exploring multiple themes, this adaptation of Mark St. Germain’s play faces challenges in sustaining a clear and engaging direction, leaving the audience yearning for a more definitive… Continue reading Freud’s Last Session: A Cinematic Odyssey Struggling to Find its Narrative Anchor Amidst Brilliant Performances

Role Play: A Lighthearted Thriller with Killer Laughs

Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo in a still from Role Play. (Photo: Prime Video)

Premiering on Amazon Prime Video, ‘Role Play’ dares to take the conventional contract killer narrative and infuse it with a refreshing twist—a double life. Kaley Cuoco, known for her comedic prowess, embraces the role of Emma, a deadly assassin leading a seemingly normal suburban life as a wife and mother. Cuoco’s character, a globetrotting killer… Continue reading Role Play: A Lighthearted Thriller with Killer Laughs