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‘Mary Shelley’ Review

This article was originally published on Film Threat (April 18, 2018). The tragic tale of Frankenstein’s Monster is greatly known. There have been several adaptations of the creature’s misunderstood torment over the years. Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Mary Shelley offers a refreshing and relatable take on how the monster mirrors Mary’s (and […]

On The Basis of Sex

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review and Cast Interviews

Watching On the Basis of Sex with an invested audience was quite an interactive experience. The film is fantastic and the viewer feedback was instant. I’ve never seen people cheer and jeer throughout a movie with such passion. Their enthusiasm merely proves how incredibly inspiring and empowering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s story is to so many people over the past few generations.

‘Leave No Trace’ review: Heartwarming Tale of the Unconditional Love between Father and Daughter

Leave No Trace tactfully tells an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking story of the unconditional love shared between Will (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie). Foster and McKenzie deliver raw, tender, captivating and transcending performances. The bond between them isn’t only compelling, it is inspiring. It is […]

‘The Children Act’ Review: A child’s life is on the line

Emma Thompson is going to be very busy this awards season. She delivers an extraordinarily brilliant, intensely moving, enchantingly witty, and remarkably vulnerable performance as High Court judge Fiona Maye in The Children Act. She is one of those rare compelling performers that allows an audience to simply enjoy watching her […]

‘Un Traductor’ (‘The Translator’) Review: Rodrigo Santoro shines in this gripping true story

Malin’s life gains new meaning when he is abruptly plucked from his career as a Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana and unexpectedly tasked with a gut-wrenching new job in Un Traductor. He has been assigned to the children’s ward of a local hospital that is treating […]

‘Beast’ Review: A Chilling Tale of Love and Suspicion

Michael Pearce’s spellbinding debut feature, Beast, captures the audience’s attention from beginning to end. This riveting, intense, unsettling and surprisingly funny film consistently challenges the viewer’s perception of the charismatic and suspicious protagonists, Moll (Jessie Buckley) and Pascal (Johnny Flynn). These kooky kindred spirits are drawn together by an […]

‘The Human Element’ Review: Climate Change is Very Real

In his compelling, unsettling and visually stunning documentary, The Human Element, National Geographic photographer James Balog shows viewers why we, as a society, can no longer turn a blind eye to the drastically changing world around us. After watching how our planet is essentially crumbling before our eyes, his closing words […]

HBO’s ‘Barry,’ Henry Winkler and Sarah Goldberg wow the crowd at the SF Film Festival

I was captivated by HBO’s ‘Barry’ from the moment I saw the first trailer for Bill Hader and Alec Berg’s paradoxical and ambitious brainchild. The eight episode dark comedy follows Barry Birkman (‘SNL’s’ brilliant Hader), a former Marine turned hit man who stumbles into Gene Cousineau’s (hilariously portrayed […]

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