Drama

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Aug 18 2022

Squeal (2022) – Movie Review

The head-scratching Squeal (former title: Samuel’s Travels) feels like a Monty Python sketch turned completely weird – well, weirder than it probably would be, but compelling nonetheless. Its manner reminds me of a similar film called Men & Chicken, especially with its hard-charging, heavily exaggerated tone. Both these films operate as a stream of consciousness, […]
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Jul 15 2022

Don’t Make Me Go (2022) – Movie Review

Looking back at Don’t Make Me Go, there’s something about Vera Herbert’s script that brings to mind… well, almost every movie it borrows from. You can point to any scene in this film and find its equivalent in any number of other family dramas or road trip comedies. From the voiceover narration warning us straight […]
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May 20 2022

Emergency (2022) – Movie Review

Where Emergency makes its impact is in the way it makes the Black struggle real. Although we see it on the news almost every other day, what we don’t get often is the first-person perspective of just how harrowing it is to be a minority and not be able to trust the systems that are […]
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Apr 1 2022

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) – Movie Review

As a parent, I palpably felt the emotion and tilt of Everything Everywhere All At Once. This wondrous film about a put-upon family matriarch struggling to get by and to keep her house and business going may dress itself in the garb of a sci-fi fantasy adventure, but at its most vital, it is a […]
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Apr 1 2022

You Won’t Be Alone (2022) – Movie Review

The horrid and tender beauty of You Won’t Be Alone stays with you, its implications and repercussions floating through your mind as you consider the film and the discovery of humanity it shows you. We are made through the lessons we learn and our memories of them, as I said in my review of Mothering […]
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Apr 1 2022

Mothering Sunday (2022) – Movie Review

Memories are all we leave behind. The entirety of our psyches is made of memory and experience, and like all memories, there are good and bad… and then there are the formative. The ones we carry with us for the rest of our lives, the ones that leave their mark on us and dictate who […]
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