Review: Band Aid

Band Aid is 2017 Sundance film starring, produced, written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones about a couple who start a band. Zoe Lister-Jones stars as Anna, a woman trying to start a family with her husband Ben (played by Adam Pally), but they have the problem of arguing over small things that always escalate intoContinue reading “Review: Band Aid”

Review: Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral is a 2017 Sundance Documentary about coral bleaching due to the emission of fossil fuels. This is a film that I expected very little of since I am not one to jump on watching documentaries… until now. No film this year has blown me away like Chasing Coral. At the end of the film, everybodyContinue reading “Review: Chasing Coral”

Review: Golden Exits

Golden Exits was the 8th film I saw this year at Sundance, starting off my last day watching the films. This movie is written and directed by Alex Ross Perry and stars Emily Browning as a young woman, Naomi, who moves to New York City for a summer job under Adam Horowitz‘ character Nick. Nick hasContinue reading “Review: Golden Exits”

Adaptation Comparison: Berlin Syndrome

In this post, I will review Berlin Syndrome (the novel) written by Melanie Joosten, and then review the film of the same name, partly in comparison with the novel. I will analyze what was changed in the adaptation, and what effects those changes had on the overall story! Enjoy! (but there are spoilers, so you have beenContinue reading “Adaptation Comparison: Berlin Syndrome”

Review: Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West is a 2017 Sundance film written and directed by the new filmmaking duo Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith about an obsessed and insane Instagram stalker Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) who moves out to LA to befriend a shallow and famous Instagram photographer Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). This was the sixth filmContinue reading “Review: Ingrid Goes West”

Review: Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred is written and directed by newcomer Cory Finley, who adapted the screenplay from a play that he wrote with the same story. The story and tone feel very much like a stage play as it’s contained and entirely character and performance driven, and all of it works thanks to Finley, as well as actresses AnyaContinue reading “Review: Thoroughbred”

Review: A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story marks writer/director David Lowery’s return to Sundance after helming Disney’s Pete’s Dragon this past year. This film is about a couple that lives happily together until the husband dies in a car accident. At that point, the story turns into a science fiction movie, as the ghost of the husband becomes theContinue reading “Review: A Ghost Story”

Review: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a dark comedy written and directed by actor Macon Blair and stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood as an unlikely revenge pair. As all Sundance experiences go, I didn’t know anything about this film walking in and therefore had absolutely no expectations. Even still, this film managed toContinue reading “Review: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”

Review: Newness

Newness is a 2017 dramatic love story written and directed by Drake Doremus and stars Nicholas Hoult, Leia Costa and Danny Huston. At its heart, this film is a unique 21st-century love story about online dating, exploring a relationship between two people addicted to an app similar to Tinder. While this film most certainly hadContinue reading “Review: Newness”