A child misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying mother. Although, he may have a second chance to say goodbye and give her one final gift.
A Drawing was without a doubt the best animated short at the Breckenridge Film Festival. This touching story is less like an emotional roller coaster and more like an emotional drop tower. The animation style lacks the flair of color and complexity you would find in a Pixar film, but packs a serious punch.
Continue reading ➞ A Drawing (2018) – Short
A depressed young man struggles to stay sober while working on his family’s farm. His paralyzed father is unable to work and the demoralized son is being stretched too thin. In an effort to help pick up the slack, the father hires a temporary Romanian laborer who helps keep the farm running smoothly and cures the son’s loneliness.
Continue reading ➞ God’s Own Country (2017)
A published poet, played by Javier Bardem, and his young wife, Jennifer Lawrence, are rebuilding his old country home that burned down. Strangers begin to show up and turn their world upside down. As usual, Darren Aronofski created a psychological thriller that keeps the audience guessing throughout the film. With Aronofski the only thing you can expect, is the unexpected.
Continue reading ➞ Mother! (2017)
Just needed someone to look after you, that’s all.
Left alone on a planet, a trash compacting robot searches for meaning in an endless loop. In a sea of meaningless nostalgia, Wall-E fantasizes about companionship and a sense of belonging. His adventure leads him on a quest for love and to preserve hope that Earth will once again be inhabitable. Wall-E provides a vision of a post-consumerist world, neglected and void of any responsibility. It does this through vivid dystopian landscapes and social commentary that, at times, seems closer to reality than fiction.
Continue reading ➞ WALL·E (2008)
When I picked up Once Upon a Time in America I had no idea what it was about and certainly no idea how long it was. I put off starting the film for a few days and then settled in. The film is set between the 1920’s to the 1960’s and follows the life of David “Noodles” Aaronson, a Jewish gangster who grew up during prohibition, played by De Niro. Noodles reluctantly returns to his childhood neighborhood and reflects on a life of excitement, passion, and betrayal. Sergio Leone’s final film features a well-crafted and driving story line, masterfully executed suspense sequences, and elegant editing and camera work.
Continue reading ➞ Once Upon A Time In America (1984)