A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a Spielberg film which is Kubrickian in origin, marks its 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2001. David (Haley Joel Osment) is a prototype child robot or a Mecha, if you will. He’s been programmed to love unconditionally–this includes Monica (Frances O’Connor). There are all sorts of Mechas and they’re jobs are to make human lives easier. Unfortunately, this also means humans are out of a job. When David’s family comes…"A.I. Artificial Intelligence Marks 20th Anniversary"
The Country Bears is an underappreciated Disney film but this old-school film still rocks it nearly eighteen years after its theatrical release. Much like The Blues Brothers, this is a film that requires a fundraiser. In this particular instance, the fundraiser is a concert to save Country Bear Hall. Taking a cue from the 1980 musical comedy, the band isn’t together and needs to be reunited. This is where Beary Barrington (Haley Joel Osment) comes…"The Country Bears Still Rock in 2020"
Clara’s Ghost, the feature directorial debut from writer-director Bridey Elliott, offers audiences an exaggerated glimpse into the lives of one of America’s most comedic families. The supernatural comedy makes for a solid first feature from the younger Elliott daughter as she makes her return to Sundance two years following the premiere of the short film, Affections. Ted Reynolds (Chris Elliott) is a comedic actor and he’s worried that he is no longer as popular as…"Clara’s Ghost: An Exaggerated Look At The Elliotts"
Izzy Gets the F Across Town may mean well but the small indie comedy tends to be a bit of a mess. Mackenzie Davis does her best to carry the film in the titular role of Izzy but it’s not enough to keep the film going. Given where she is at the start of the film, it’s as if the film is the indie version of the classic comedy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. We go from…"Izzy Gets the F Across Town is messy"