Whether ‘Look At Me: XXXTENTACION’ is dealing with Jahseh Onfroy’s domestic violence and mental health issues or highlighting the highs and lows of XXXTENTACION’s career as an artist, this documentary isn’t afraid to show us a raw and unflinching look at the truth.
It’s pretty eerie and surprisingly ironic to hear how he manifested his entire career. Ideas he had about the type of music he wanted to create and the opportunities he made for himself almost all came true over the course of the next two decades.
A dark comedy with some Gen Z satire and social commentary packed in, ‘Emergency’ is definitely a highlight of my Sundance 2022 experience. This funny college party movie quickly shifts its focus to touch on problems today’s youth face. The film follows three young men of color who are forced to weigh the pros and cons of calling the police after discovering a drunk white girl knocked out in their house.
Thrilling, absorbing, and impactful, ‘892’ offers up superb performances from John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Michael K. Williams (in his final role), Selenis Levya, and Connie Britton while drawing attention to some tragic systemic issues.
Navigating a complex mother-son relationship that is on the rocks, Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut features a standout performance from Julianne Moore as an overbearing, claustrophobic mom and Finn Wolfhard as an online sensation writing god-awful songs.
Welcome to Music News & Rumors’ 2021 Nashville Film Festival Review Hub, which will be a place to find all of MNR’s reviews for the titles that I screened as part of the festival this year!
Alanis Morissette is one of those unicorn artists. Her influence is evident in endless artists working today, but there’s truly nobody like her. By refusing to follow any of the rules of stardom, she quite literally carved her own way.
You know Kenny G for his one-in-a-trillion musical talent, but do you really know the artist playing the saxophone and the man behind those records? His 40-year career should have given us enough time to learn about him, but apparently not.
It’s a simple enough premise, but what is done within the timeframe of this film honestly made for some of the most thrilling, intense, fully consuming work I’ve ever seen.
Grief comes in all of shapes and sizes. I thought The Starling took a very thoughtful approach to tackling such a sensitive topic but in an effectively touching yet humorous way. When it doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s firing on all cylinders in the best of ways.