HCAF22: ‘Women Talking’ Review

Women Talking carries an important and topical discussion but is held back by its lackluster pace and uneven structure. 5/10 The final piece of my coverage on the 22nd Houston Cinema Arts Festival is about a film that has been highly spoken about for a while now around the awards circuit. Women Talking had its…

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HCAF22: ‘All The Beauty and The Bloodshed’ Review

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a carefully crafted documentary that highlights the life and activism of an incredible artist and human. 8/10 One of my favorite aspects of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival is the documentaries that they include in their program. Last year Luchadoras was one of my favorite films of that…

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HCAF22: ‘The Inspection’ Review

The Inspection is an impressive directorial debut that loses its steam but is held afloat by its important thematic discussion of family, sexuality, and moving on. 7/10 For the second year in a row, I had the privilege of attending the 22nd Houston Cinema Arts Festival on behalf of The Nerd Corps as part of…

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NashFilm53: ‘Wannabe’ Review

Crafted with excellence and a pastel color palette, Wannabe, is a poignant look at the constraints on art placed by predators. Courtesy of USC 8/10 The music industry much like the film industry is a space plagued by the predatory actions of some men with too much power on their hands. It’s a toxic environment…

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VIFF2022: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Review

Ruben Östlund’s award-winning film, Triangle of Sadness, is a poignant commentary on class structures. 10/10 It wasn’t long ago that I experienced my first film from Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, Force Majeure. I was left captivated by such a profound film that managed to capture conflict in a way that I have never seen before.…

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VIFF2022: ‘Holy Spider’ Review

Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider is a masterfully crafted valuable film detailing the violent nature of the patriarchy. 8/10 It’s important to know as much about the world that we inhabit. We’ve convinced ourselves through years of being force-fed individualism that we should only care about what happens to us individually. It’s a culture that you…

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