Bacurau – FNC 2019 Review

The film festival circuit this year is particularly bizarre. Although there’s a few films that have garnered critical and awards praise that deserve their recognition (with films such as Parasite, Marriage Story, American Factory, and Jojo Rabbit in mind), it seems as though there’s a recurring pattern of films that fall into the same trap […]

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LES MISÉRABLES – CIFF 2019 REVIEW

Do The Right Thing ignited screens thirty years ago with its incendiary attitude towards racism in the United States. Now in 2019, we’ve been graced with a similarly incendiary film with Ladj Ly’s solo directorial debut, Les Misérables. Borrowing its title and some themes from Victor Hugo’s seminary novel (though little else), the film tackles […]

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THE IRISHMAN – LFF 2019 REVIEW

With his latest grandiose crime epic THE IRISHMAN, Martin Scorsese essentially reminisces his past works, in a collaborative effort that blends together the untamed nature of Goodfellas, the hard-hitting tone of The Departed, the moody reflection of Taxi Driver and the deeply meditative slow-burn of Silence, to celebrate the master of cinema’s vastly diverse and […]

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Mickey and the Bear – FNC 2019 Review

University applications, college admissions, prom and graduation. Transitioning from teenage-hood to the fateful conversion of becoming an adult can be a nerve wracking experience! For Mickey however, this is the least of her worries…. Annabelle Attanasio’s directorial debut Mickey and the Bear is somber tale of coming of age and the dangerous effects of toxic […]

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