Fire of Love celebrates the love story between volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft through the archival footage they left behind. I’ve been on a natural disaster thriller kick of late so it’s only natural that I end my first day of Sundance with this unique love story. What a beauty it is! I mean, sure, it’s a sad ending with their deaths coming at the hands of a volcanic explosion at Japan’s Mount Unzen in…"Fire of Love – Sundance 2022"
Kajillionaire is a heist movie that follows a family of con artists living in Los Angeles and struggling to keep a roof over their head. Robert (Richard Jenkins) and Theresa Dyne (Debra Winger) are con artists. They’ve raised their daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to follow them into the family business. It may not be the best life but it’s the life they have for themselves. The family owes money while also living in…"Sundance 2020: Kajillionaire"
With a standout performance from newcomer Helena Howard, Madeline’s Madeline lives up to the very definition of art house cinema. Madeline (Helena Howard) is a member of a theater troupe that plays more to the physical side of acting. There’s a lot of method to the director Evangeline’s (Molly Parker) approach. The director’s approach, rooted in improvisation, probably isn’t the best idea for this young woman. Because having been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness, Madeline’s…"Madeline’s Madeline: The Definition of Art House"
With a topic that could not be more timely with the gender parity among directors in Hollywood, Half the Picture is such an important film. Amy Adrion, who directs the film, is a first-time director. There’s a staggering statistic regarding female filmmakers in that 84% will become a one-time director. A lot of this is due to financing or lack thereof. It doesn’t have to be this way. Studios can and should get better when…"SXSW 2018: Half the Picture is Timely And Important"