Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Short Review: ‘Coda’

Greetings again from the darkness. Alex is a young woman who can’t seem to find her way in life. She is a CODA: Child of Deaf Adults. She doesn’t belong to the deaf community, the hearing community, or her dance company. Alex views herself ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Souvenir’ DVD

Greetings again from the darkness. Viewers of writer-director Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical feature will likely be divided into two distinct groups: those who find it to be a beautifully artistic psychological study, and those who find it to be a painfully slow watch. Fortunately, most ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Surviving Confession’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler Father Morris (Clayton Nemrow) is dealing with confessions, like he always does, but this time seems particularly hard as he hits his breaking point dealing with everyone’s problems including his own. A random teenager named Amber (Jessica Lynn Parsons) causes ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Skin’

Review by James Lindorf Academy Award-winner Guy Nattiv made his English-language feature debut with Skin, a story of emotional and physical of transformation, inspired by actual events. If that name sounds familiar, it is because Skin was also the title of Nattiv’s Oscar-winning short. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Experience’

Review by James Lindorf Random Media’s LGBTQ coming-of-age drama The Experience marks the feature film debut for Writer and Director Katerina Gorshkov. Scarlet (Allison Kove) is a teenage girl whose behavior lands her in a ‘tough love’ wilderness program for the wayward children of ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Farewell’

Greetings again from the darkness. A twenty-something New York City millennial is having an other-side of-the-globe phone conversation with her Chinese grandmother. It’s immediately clear that, despite the geographic gap, these two share a close bond. We also witness the stream of lies each ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Above The Shadows’

Review by Bradley Smith What would it be like to be a fly on the wall? Movies and television shows frequently broach this topic with varying degrees of effectiveness. Above the Shadows has an intriguing premise and a beautiful, sad story, but the awe ...Read More