May 31, 2016
Film Review: The bold and hilarious Love & Friendship
The one word that keeps coming to mind when I recall Love & Friendship is delight. Director Whit Stillman delivered all of the typical characters I've come to expect from an Austen classic, but in an unexpectedly bold and hilarious way.
When I think of quintessential Jane Austen, I expect a clever love story, a stirring soundtrack with sweeping scenes of the English countryside, and big names in pretty dresses with impeccable English accents. Love & Friendship addresses most of these expectations, but with one big difference: this film, its story, and its leading lady are audacious. This sheer, delightful cheekiness caught me off guard. Click below to read on!
May 26, 2016
High-Rise Film Review: dualities and dystopia
For lovers of visually pleasing and thematically mature science fiction, High-Rise is a film not to be brushed off.
April 2, 2016
Stephen Chow's The Mermaid
Flooded with slapstick comedy, unpolished CGI effects, outlandish satire, and disguised as an unlikely romance between a business tycoon and a sea loving mermaid, The Mermaid finds a deeply contemporary way to explore environmental mindfulness through activism. A must see! Read on:
March 23, 2016
See Embrace of the Serpent
In all honesty, my experience with Embrace of the Serpent felt more spiritual than church. I came away with a call to a higher way of being - a critique of my Western European heritage of colonialism, and an invitation to embody a deeper respect and regard for the natural world and my impact on it.
March 14, 2016
Love Letters: A Review of Janis: Little Girl Blue
Inspired by letters written by Janis Joplin to lovers, friends, and family, director Amy Berg offers a humanized portrait of the immortalized star.