The Greatest Rock Opera You Never Saw: Dusty Stacks of Mom

The musical as a genre is fairly unique. It often takes the audience on a surreal, extravagant and lavish journey through its stories, which tend to focus more on expression than subtlety. From The Love Parade (1929) to La La Land (2016), musicals have always had a certain magic to them, and none more so…

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LFF REVIEW: “Dramatic, Powerful, and Relevant” – ‘Rose Plays Julie’ (2019)

★★★★★ “Beautiful, resonant, the culmination of their work.” When we first meet Rose (Ann Skelly), she is faceless. Much like Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie, she begins her story shrouded in mystery, through narration she slowly peels away at her own mystery. She wants to meet her birth mother, Ellen (Orla Brady), but Ellen’s…

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REVIEW: “Unlike Anything He’s Made Before” – Family Romance, LLC

★ ★ ★ “Not necessarily a misstep, and definitely not to be missed.” Werner Herzog is, in 2019, a figure most of us are familiar with. Be it as a creepy real estate agent in Parks and Rec, the director of globe-trotting documentaries – from Into the Inferno (2016)to Encounters at the End of the…

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The Fall of Man and How That’s Kinda OK: The Eco-Apocalypse in Film

I love a good apocalypse movie. Be it a mystery virus, global warming, or some enigmatic invader, films where we’re forced to confront our demise have always fascinated me. Everyone is always running around, panicking, trying desperately to prevent what is of course one day inevitable – the end of man. The one thing that…

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