The Beguiled (2017): Movie Review

The Beguiled (2017) dir. Sofia Coppola written by: Sofia Coppola starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrel, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence Expectations are dangerous things, particularly when they are high.  With Sofia Coppola’s new film The Beguiled, that isn’t an… Continue Reading

Lady Macbeth (2017): Movie Review

Lady Macbeth (2017) dir. William Oldroyd written by: Alice Birch starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank    Finally, my last SIFF 2017 review belongs to Lady Macbeth, an adaptation for a Russian novel by Nikolai Leskov and placed in a… Continue Reading

It Comes at Night (2017): Movie Review

It Comes at Night (2017) dir. Trey Edward Shults written by: Trey Edward Shults starring: Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough Trey Edward Shults’s debut feature Krisha was a monumental accomplishment in low budget filmmaking. Nearly… Continue Reading

Ma’ Rosa (2017): SIFF Review

Ma’ Rosa (2017) dir. Brillante Mendoza written by: Troy Espiritu starring: Jaclyn Jose    Between the best actress award at Cannes and its entry as the Philippines’ foreign language feature at last year’s Oscars, Ma’ Rosa developed a hearty reputation for its… Continue Reading

Landline (2017): SIFF Review

Landline (2017) dir. Gillian Robespierre written by: Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm starring: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock    There are days when your actressexual brain overloads.  Those days are when you are within throwing distance of Jenny… Continue Reading