This year's Sundance Film Festival has seemed relatively quiet, with no breakout hits and fewer high-dollar acquisitions than usual, but there has still been a steady energy throughout the 10-day event centered in Park City, Utah. Read the full review here.
IIn her feature directorial debut, Night Comes On, writer-director Jordana Spiro, whose creepy-yet-touching short Skin made a mark, takes us into the world of Angel (Dominique Fishback), a young girl released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Read the full review here.
We’ve seen plenty of coming-of-age films before, but Jordana Spiro’s film Night Comes On, gives us an extra layer and depth to this genre that we quite haven’t experienced before—themes of loss, revenge, and perseverance are threads that weave this story together as we follow along the journey of two sisters Angel (Dominique Fishback) and Abigail Lemere (Tatum Marylin Hall). Read the full review here.
It’s one of the best films of its kind, along with Albert Brooks’ “Mother” and “In Her Shoes,” in which a floundering adult gets back on track with help from a senior-age parent (or grandparent). Read the full review here.
So it’s no surprise that Hoffman, the creator of the nearly decade-long viral phenomenon Old Jews Telling Jokes, taps into some complicated topics in a playful and poignant way in his feature film Humor Me, a Shout! Studios release. Read the full review here.
You might not believe it in a weekend that sees the release of several terrible movies, but 2017 turned out a great year for film, and with it, a great year for performances. Read the full list of films here.