Short Term 12 remains one of the best films of 2013 and it was wrongfully snubbed of Oscar nominations, especially Brie Larson’s performance. I was late to watching Short Term 12 because the indie film was too small to open in my hometown. Despite winning major audience and jury awards at SXSW in 2013, it didn’t do much business at the box office. The film opened with a platform release, expanding to 75 theaters at…"Short Term 12 Is Still A Masterpiece"
I.S.S. isn’t much of a stretch as tensions flare on the International Space Station as war breaks out between the United States and Russia. Gabriela Cowperthwaite directs a tense thriller that will have audiences sitting on the edge of their seats. I.S.S. feels like one of those films that could have been ripped from the headlines. Interestingly enough, the film’s production notes point out that the Russian invasion of Ukraine started after they went into…"I.S.S. – Tribeca 2023"
Through the lens of its 13-year old protagonist, Sadie displays the toll that the military takes on American families while family members are on tour. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) lives at home with her mother, Rae (Melanie Lynskey), in the Shady Plains Trailer Park. Sadie patiently waits for her dad, John, to come home. He’s serving tour overseas in spite of the many promises to return home. She’s loyal to her dad in this sense and…"Sadie: A Satire for War"
The Miseducation of Cameron Post shines a light into the world of conversion therapy. To most people, Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a normal girl in high school. However, on prom night, her boyfriend, Jamie, discovers her making out in his car with Coley Taylor (Quinn Shephard). Next thing she knows, it’s off to G-d’s Promise to help her with her sins. The place is run by Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and Reverend Rick…"Tribeca 2018: The Miseducation of Cameron Post"