A heart-racing and breathtaking ride from start to finish, and, dare I say, it took my breath away.
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.
The film opens with a title card featuring almost comically large text that reads “THE BATMAN,” filling the entire screen in a tall, skinny, red, sans serif font. Somehow, that was already a good sign.
Jennifer Lopez is back in a rom-com, and that can never be seen as a bad thing. As much as I love seeing JLo in her hard-hitting roles, there’s something about Rom-Com JLo™ that everyone agrees is just nice.
Subdued but simultaneously compelling, ‘Kimi’ had a plan, it knew what it wanted to do, and it executed it. It didn’t need to be more than 90 minutes long, and it was the better for its compact presentation.
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.
This is visual mastery at play with tremendous acting performances and an eerie sense of spirit that make it quite the cinematic experience to be had.