Are you still thirsty for crime movies after soaking in The Irishman? You might want to give Line of Descent a shot. In no way is Line of Descent in the same league as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, but it’s a solid pick for people looking for to be entertained by lighter popcorn fare after watching Netflix’s consequential epic.
Walking home on a dreary day in Vancouver, Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) finds herself in the middle of an altercation between a surly man and a meek Indigenous woman. The woman, Rosie (Violet Nelson), has been roughed up. With instinctual grace and with Rosie’s permission, Áila steps in and separates Rosie from this argument, and invites the stranger into her house for safety and comfort.
When it comes to HBO’s award-winning juggernaut Game of Thrones, I’ve always been a stubborn bugger. Despite its acclaim and significant imprint in pop culture, it was an elaborate Middle Ages fantasy that didn’t interest me.
She Never Died is not really a sequel to 2015’s He Never Died. Think of it as a story that could exist in that same universe that plays by the same rules.
The Nightingale is Jennifer Kent’s filmmaking follow-up to her cult hit The Babadook. Continuing her career in discovering horror threaded within suppressed memories, Kent weaves a period drama about redemption after trauma.
I’m a late arrival to Agnès Varda’s career and, considering she passed away earlier this year, I thought I was too late to start appreciating her filmmaking. But what her final film Varda By Agnès has taught me is that it’s never too late to share or be inspired. And because the film has been made with compassion and love, it never feels like a pretentious exercise.
Fans of Keanu Reeves may want to tune into The Divine Fury. After all, this South Korean horror-thriller feels inspired by John Wick’s fight choreography and Constantine’s freaky gothic imagery.
My recommendation of Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts comes with a bit of a bias.
The Farewell is a universally identifiable gem of a family dramedy.
Frankie is like a postcard – the picture is beautiful, but it hardly has any substance attached to it.