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Film Review

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Review | NYFF 2021

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Review | NYFF 2021

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? is an ode to love at first sight; the moment you close your eyes and open them back again, the film takes over you. It’s a sensory experience with magical realism that’s both, in a sense, familiar and unique.  This is a story about two strangers: footballer Giorgi and pharmacist Lisa. They had three random encounters within minutes of each other because they forgot their paths. Viewing it as a lucky concurrence, they decide to meet the next day at the local cafe. However, their meeting might not occur as…
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Parallel Mothers Review | NYFF 2021

Parallel Mothers Review | NYFF 2021

Almodóvar’s switched-at-birth story, Parallel Mothers, is one of his most subtle and less-extravagant outings yet; however, it has his usual dramatic punch and a duet of excellent performances by Milena Smit and Penelope Cruz.  The stylish Spaniard, Pedro Almodóvar, is one of the top-tier international directors working today, delivering a consistent oeuvre throughout his years as an auteur. From Women Under the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), my favorite, to his first English-language Cocteau excursion, The Human Voice (2019), his works always have a colorful debonair and passion. However, his latest is slightly different, switching his gears and choosing…
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Lamb Review

Lamb Review

The Cannes’ Prize of Originality-winning half-human half-lamb-born story, Lamb, manages to engage you during its first act quite well with the themes of motherhood and nurture amidst loss. Unfortunately, as it reveals its true self, it ends up feeling more like a farce rather than a prolific product.  Set in an isolated location in rural Iceland, a childless couple, Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason), discover something unusual, unlike anything they have ever seen before: a half-human half-lamb newborn. The couple decides to raise little Ada as their own, but a baleful force is coming to get the…
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France Review | NYFF 2021

France Review | NYFF 2021

France tackles yellow journalism and sensationalism in a ridiculous and darkly satirical way that makes a mockery of the news outlets; it has Léa Seydoux going along with the bit, but it overstays its welcome with its unnecessarily lengthy runtime. France de Meurs (Léa Seydoux) is a famous TV journalist whose stardom is caused by extreme measures and ridiculing moments. Her career, homelife, and psychological solidity change when she carelessly drives into a delivery man on the streets of Paris. The accident caused France to go on a series of self-destructive moments and get involved in a new romance. Her…
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Futura Review | NYFF 2021

Futura Review | NYFF 2021

Futura is a documentary that touches on the fears, dreams, anxieties, and future of the Italian youth; however, it feels like it didn’t branch out enough to get different answers to the proposed questions.  A cooperative venture by three of Italy’s most promising directors -- Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, and Alice Rohrwacher -- as they go city to city asking the youth of Italy questions about life. How are things currently going with your life? How do you feel about Italy’s current situation and its system? What do you expect to be doing in three to four years? Why do…
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Free Guy Review | NPC Turned MVP!

Free Guy Review | NPC Turned MVP!

Free Guy is the most FUN, FUNNY, FEEL GOOD, HEARTFELT, MOTIVATIONAL movie of the year. What appears to be a zany video game action-comedy with Ryan Reynolds doing that Ryan Reynolds thing is in fact just that, but surprisingly and gratefully it’s even more. Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy Guy (Ryan Reynolds) a Non-playable character (NPC) in an open world video game “Free City” begins to question his mundane existence when he crosses paths with a determined young vixen, Millie (Jodie Comer), he believes to be his dream girl and life purpose. Destiny unites them and the realization that there’s…
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Sweat Review | Social Media Commentary At It’s Finest

Sweat Review | Social Media Commentary At It’s Finest

Whether we like it or not, social media is running the world. The number of influencers is rising, causing filmmakers to become interested in the topic and try to tackle it in their movies. The problem is that it’s hard to make a film about influencers that feels out of touch with today’s social media culture, most being corny and annoying rather than engrossing. Some even go in the way of satire, but they fail to get their point across due to over-exaggeration like Gia Coppola’s Mainstream (2021), Assassination Nation (2018), and Spree (2020). On the other hand, Magnus von…
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Gunpowder Milkshake Review | Style Over Substance

Gunpowder Milkshake Review | Style Over Substance

Netflix may have some great films like Marriage Story (2019) and Roma (2018) under their belt, but they have a knack for delivering some very forgettable action flicks. Some examples of these are Michael Bay’s 6 Underground (2019), Bright (2017), and most recently, Army of the Dead (2021). They might pull big streaming numbers, however, that does not mean they are good; they are completely lackluster. Now, Netflix brings us Gunpowder Milkshake, which is an amazing title. On paper, it looked like it would be a grand time due to it having a talented cast that is used to the…
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The Lost Leonardo Review | Tribeca 2021

The Lost Leonardo Review | Tribeca 2021

The Lost Leonardo is quite a surprising gem. A documentary, yes, but a mystery that keeps you engaged and unsure until the very end. This is more than an art documentary, it’s a study of value and, more specifically, of the very real and monetary value that belief has the power to impart on anything. The Lost Leonardo This narrative revolves around the mystery that surrounds the Salvator Mundi, the first Leonardo da Vinci painting to be discovered in over a century. How it was found, how it perplexed, amazed, & frustrated the art community worldwide, and how it has…
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In the Heights Review | The Movie of the Year!

In the Heights Review | The Movie of the Year!

“Paciencia y Fé” is the only thing that kept me from loosing it while waiting for In the Heights. Patience during the global melt-down that paralyzed the theatrical industry forcing studios to push films, often aggressively. Faith that the wait would be well worth it. At the least, films are designed to delight and entertain. Everyone can think of many films they love that have achieved that goal but everyone also has those couple of films that rocked them to their core and filled them with wonder and emotion few other films could. In the Heights is one such film…
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