Feral (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 1st, 2018 - Movie Reviews

Feral is too by-the-numbers to generate a consistent feeling of suspense or dread, and by the time the film reaches its rather foregone conclusion I’d already emotionally checked out long before this climax.

Feral is too by-the-numbers to generate a consistent feeling of suspense or dread, and by the time the film reaches its rather foregone conclusion I’d already emotionally checked out long before this climax.

First Reformed (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 1st, 2018 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Nothing happens here that doesn’t feel as if Schrader is in completely control of the outcome, the inherent emotional complexities of First Reformed revealing themselves with a pointed didacticism that’s frequently compelling.

Nothing happens here that doesn’t feel as if Schrader is in completely control of the outcome, the inherent emotional complexities of First Reformed revealing themselves with a pointed didacticism that’s frequently compelling.

The Escape (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 30th, 2018 - Movie Reviews

Writer/director Dominic Savage refuses to shower his characters with pity, making zero apologies for their actions no matter how heinous they might be. Yet his affection and respect for them is equally palpable, Tara a fiercely complex figure whose innate goodness is slowly being devastated by this growing cloud of despair.

Writer/director Dominic Savage refuses to shower his characters with pity, making zero apologies for their actions no matter how heinous they might be. Yet his affection and respect for them is equally palpable, Tara a fiercely complex figure whose innate goodness is slowly being devastated by this growing cloud of despair.

Revenge (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 30th, 2018 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Revenge smashes the male gaze into a myriad of pieces, this incisive feminine vision of an all-too-real terror a gruesome shot of cinematic adrenaline I’m unlikely to soon forget.

Revenge smashes the male gaze into a myriad of pieces, this incisive feminine vision of an all-too-real terror a gruesome shot of cinematic adrenaline I’m unlikely to soon forget.

“Disobedience” – Interview with Sebastián Lelio

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 25th, 2018 - Film Festivals Interviews

“There’s something beautiful behind the idea of disobedience, especially in current times. Sometimes disobedience is duty, otherwise we would still be in the Middle Ages.”
– Sebastián Lelio

“There’s something beautiful behind the idea of disobedience, especially in current times. Sometimes disobedience is duty, otherwise we would still be in the Middle Ages.”
– Sebastián Lelio

Disobedience (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 25th, 2018 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Disobedience is a sensational motion picture I can’t wait to watch again, its pleas for tolerance, freedom, friendship and family all ones deserving to be heard now more than ever.

Disobedience is a sensational motion picture I can’t wait to watch again, its pleas for tolerance, freedom, friendship and family all ones deserving to be heard now more than ever.

On Chesil Beach (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 25th, 2018 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

But On Chesil Beach frustratingly can’t build on this gobsmack of a revelation, Cooke muting the inherent emotional explosiveness of Florence and Edward’s journey to the point it disappears just at the point it needed to be building to a crescendo.

But On Chesil Beach frustratingly can’t build on this gobsmack of a revelation, Cooke muting the inherent emotional explosiveness of Florence and Edward’s journey to the point it disappears just at the point it needed to be building to a crescendo.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 23rd, 2018 - Movie Reviews

While nowhere near the superlative achievement The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi proved to be, this latest anthology effort is nonetheless easy to enjoy, the joyful exuberance of Solo: A Star Wars Story difficult to rebel against.

While nowhere near the superlative achievement The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi proved to be, this latest anthology effort is nonetheless easy to enjoy, the joyful exuberance of Solo: A Star Wars Story difficult to rebel against.

Game Night (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 23rd, 2018 - Blu-ray and DVD

McAdams and Plemons are sensational, and the quality of the laughs is consistent throughout. This is a great little movie. Here’s hoping now that Game Night is on Blu-ray and DVD more people will take advantage of the opportunity to discover that for themselves.

McAdams and Plemons are sensational, and the quality of the laughs is consistent throughout. This is a great little movie. Here’s hoping now that Game Night is on Blu-ray and DVD more people will take advantage of the opportunity to discover that for themselves.

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