Festivals Archive

DIFF Movie Review: ‘Puzzle’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) isn’t unloved. It’s just that, for as long as they can remember, her family has been unfailingly cared for by her. Her husband Louie’s (David Denman) complacency has long since lapsed into obliviousness. That Agnes might aspire ...Read More

DIFF Movie Review: ‘Tejano’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes For a film about dying grandfathers and getting tangled up with Mexican drug cartels, Tejano has its share of humorous moments. Fleeing border patrol and desperate for a way back into the United States, Javi (Patrick Mackie) stares through a ...Read More

DIFF Movie Review: ‘First Reformed’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes A quintessential A24 film, First Reformed follows several weeks in the life of the struggling Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke). Divorced and coping with the death of his son, he’s solicited by the pregnant Mary (Amanda Seyfried) to help counsel her ...Read More

DIFF Movie Review: ‘The Guilty’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes The Guilty, director Gustav Möller’s first feature film, is many things. It’s a one-room crime thriller; it’s a look at the daily stresses of emergency dispatchers; most of all, it’s a spotlight for the considerable talent of lead actor Jakob ...Read More