In a remarkable directorial and screenwriting debut from Arab-Israeli filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud, In Between encapsulates the struggle between identity and conflicting cultural expectations.
Sometimes, subpar movies can challenge our opinions and still manage to stick out. Such is the case for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Before We Vanish, a mid-level sci-fi flick with eccentric comedy, explosive action, and dry drama thrown into the mix.
And here I was thinking that this week’s scatological doc Poop Talk was going to be the most pointless release of the year.
Poop Talk is kind of pointless. It’s not entirely useless, but did we really need a dookie digest starring comedians cracking wise about what they’ve snapped off? It’s quite literally “shits and giggles”.
From Hollywood to Rose is a product of the 90s, which hints towards the film’s wheelhouse.
Let There Be Light, a directorial feature debut from Hercules’ Kevin Sorbo, is the latest entry in the faith-based sub-genre. This Christian family film has been a passion project of Sorbo’s, with an added bonus of being able to work closely with his wife, Sam (who co-wrote the script with The Hurricane’s Dan Gordon). While mirroring certain details of God’s Not Dead (another devout drama Kevin Sorbo starred in as a similar atheist), Let There Be Light gives audiences…
Permission is dressed-up old news. The film looks good and the cast is hip, but the lengths the film will go to explore provocative themes within a relationship are much more common than the film believes.
Spettacolo is a reminder that documentaries can also be a routine.
Great Great Great kicks off with a disconnected exchange following huge news. Corporate worker Lauren (Sarah Kolasky) is told about her parents’ divorce by her mother. Mom is aloof – almost to a numbing degree – but Lauren is shook up. Her long-term relationship with Tom (Suck It Up’s Dan Beirne) is satisfyingly comfortable, but she suddenly fears of a future of boredom. A flash-from-the-past in the form of a new co-worker/old friend (Richard Clarkin) triggers Lauren to…
Let There Be Light is a gratuitous entry into the popular faith-based sub-genre, but it acknowledges some interesting albeit heavy-handed ideas about being open to change.