A Prayer Before Dawn is a pure example of testosterone and rage filmmaking. It leaves you beaten down and shattered.
The Rider is a heartbreaking portrayal of those who can and cannot give up, of those living broken lives with broken dreams and broken hopes.
Bo Burnham, in his first feature effort, has written and directed the perfect John Hughes movie intended for parents.
The triplets are natural story tellers and actors and the sad reveal of their post eighties fame unravels with regrets, poignancy, pathos and an overpowering sense of their losses and their tragedy.
Blindspotting is pure Oakland, pure there there. It drills down into the city’s essence and finds not just a physical place but the perfect metaphor for a divided and disenchanted America struggling and resisting change.
Sadly, Callahan’s cartoons vividly animated and sketched are receded as the art becomes background to the Oedipal drama of a son successfully overcoming his abandonment issues and alcoholism.
Ben Foster’s performance in Leave No Trace is frustrating and heartbreaking to watch. Foster plays Will a former vet living with PTSD and a widower with a 13 year old daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) who chooses to live off …