Elvis (2022)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 24th, 2022 - Movie Reviews

If this overheated phantasmagorical whirligig didn’t quite set my heart on fire, thanks in large part to Butler’s mesmerizing magnificence, I still couldn’t have stopped falling in love with Elvis even had I wanted to try.

If this overheated phantasmagorical whirligig didn’t quite set my heart on fire, thanks in large part to Butler’s mesmerizing magnificence, I still couldn’t have stopped falling in love with Elvis even had I wanted to try.

Studio 666 (2022)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 25th, 2022 - Movie Reviews

Studio 666 is an unwieldy, mostly unfunny hodgepodge of tired horror conceits and winking, self-indulgent humor that ends up making next to no lasting impression whatsoever.

Studio 666 is an unwieldy, mostly unfunny hodgepodge of tired horror conceits and winking, self-indulgent humor that ends up making next to no lasting impression whatsoever.

Marry Me (2022)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 11th, 2022 - Movie Reviews

I was captivated from start to finish, and if I could have watched Marry Me again from the beginning the moment after it had concluded I would have done so.

I was captivated from start to finish, and if I could have watched Marry Me again from the beginning the moment after it had concluded I would have done so.

Shoplifters of the World (2021) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 15th, 2021 - Blu-ray and DVD

Even with a terrific soundtrack naturally dominated by The Smiths, Shoplifters of the World is a flat, emotionally inert coming-of-age drama that never worked for me.

Even with a terrific soundtrack naturally dominated by The Smiths, Shoplifters of the World is a flat, emotionally inert coming-of-age drama that never worked for me.

Beats (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 26th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Beats is more than a visual or musical showcase, it’s a character-driven one as well, the events of this crazy night back in 1994 not nearly as divorced from today’s protest-charged reality as casual viewers might initially surmise.

Beats is more than a visual or musical showcase, it’s a character-driven one as well, the events of this crazy night back in 1994 not nearly as divorced from today’s protest-charged reality as casual viewers might initially surmise.

Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 8th, 2012 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

If Paul Williams Still Alive does feel a bit slight that has nothing to do with the man himself. A titanic figure in the music industry, he saunters through the film with a relaxed grace that’s mesmerizing.

If Paul Williams Still Alive does feel a bit slight that has nothing to do with the man himself. A titanic figure in the music industry, he saunters through the film with a relaxed grace that’s mesmerizing.