Cocky “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Hurt By Cynical Edge

Reviewed by Lesley Coffin One of the major challenges a film sequel must confront is how to show the time which has lapses between the previous films. Relationships and events which have happened once the projector turned on must be accounted for in the characters relationships and interactions. Yet the director of these films must acknowledge…

Small Scale ‘Table 19’ Would Benefit from Intimacy

Reviewed by Lesley Coffin In today’s film market, we are overloaded with the number of theatrical films released every week. On average, a single week’s schedule can include more than 20 films. A majority will not the audience during their theatrical run, but are still obligated to release their films in limited release because of the…

Watch At Home: ‘Rainbow Time’

Reviewed by Lauren Humphries-Brooks Rainbow Time is now available on Netflix The first half hour of Linas Phillips’s new film Rainbow Time is one of the most profoundly awkward slices of cinema I’ve ever sat through. Shonzi (Phillips), a mentally challenged man living with his father, comes into conflict with his younger brother Todd (Timm…

HIFF Review: Julieta

Review of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta, starring both Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in the title role

HIFF Review: Una

Review of director Benedict Andrews’ debut film Una starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, the film adaption of the controversial stage play Blackbird.