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“Voyagers” video review : “Is it Lord of the Flies in Space”? Episode 1 : Filmmaker vs Film Critic

Above the Line vs Below the Line.   Episode 1 : Filmmaker vs Film Critic Filmmaker : Victoria Negri Victoria is an award-winning filmmaker and ultra marathon runner. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star – which she wrote, directed, produced and acted in -features Oscar-nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance. online pharmacy valtrex…

Concrete Cowboy, Portrait of a Place and Feeling – Film Review

There are communities that exist throughout the country and the world which function differently even from the areas directly surrounding them. Specific interests and a way of life may change how things look or feel, and may just be a major component of what is important to residents. That can look just slightly unlike the…

Godzilla Vs. Kong Vs. Audiences

Things people don’t want in their movies; cliché characters, tired storytelling, too much exposition, bloated runtimes. Things people do want in their movies; big creatures punching each other into oblivion. Since the resurgence of the Godzilla/Kong cinema universe, audiences seem to feel they haven’t had enough of the latter. While the new Godzilla Vs. Kong…

Bob Odenkirk Is a Violent Nobody – Film Review

Monotony can drive people to a breaking point. Going through the same boring and unfulfilling routine day after day is likely to result in the gradual building of resentment towards the world that denies them the opportunity for satisfaction and true happiness. People tend to lash out at individuals or groups they feel are to…

SXSW Review: Grand Jury Prize Winner ‘The Fallout’

School shootings have, unfortunately, become an all-too-recognizable facet of American society. Their prevalence and the lack of adequate political action taken to curb access to firearms has resulted in the deaths of far too many young people. The effects surviving such an ordeal has on those present when a previously safe zone is invaded have…

SXSW Review: In the Same Breath

It’s not easy to find something that the whole world knows about and can relate to, and the coronavirus pandemic is one of the few exceptions. Yet for something that’s traveled from continent to continent and infected millions of people, there’s so much that’s still not known about it and a tremendous amount of misinformation…

SXSW Review: Not Going Quietly

Activism involves fighting for a cause, and very often advocating for those who cannot do so themselves. It’s easiest for people to internalize injustices when they are the ones being discriminated against or oppressed in some way. True passion can motivate people to speak out on behalf of someone else and for something that they…

SXSW Review: The Return: Life after ISIS

Indoctrination is a powerful and dangerous thing. Getting someone to believe in a cause can make them an advocate for it, continuing to spread one way of thinking to others who might be susceptible. It’s difficult to convince someone else that they are wrong, and severity and consequences are often the only effective ways of…

SXSW Review: Potato Dreams of America

The American dream is a concept that doesn’t always live up to its glorious reputation. Those who grow up elsewhere longing for the promise American has to offer rarely have the means necessary to be able to partake in that luxurious lifestyle, and if they do make it to the fabled country, their existence won’t…

Raya and The Last Dragon, A Reconciliatory Fairytale — Film Review

Disney has always been the entertainment studio with the power to inspire children and adults alike, making us reflect upon our reality through its mesmerising, fantastic realms. Its latest cinematic oeuvre, Raya and The Last Dragon, couldn’t come at a better time, to confront with hopeful fortitude the challenging times we are living. A year…

The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Lee Daniels’ Exegesis of Strange Fruit – Film Review

“Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees” This is the first verse of the song Strange Fruit sung by Billie Holiday, that has become the true protagonist of Lee Daniel’s latest cinematic oeuvre….