Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Virtuoso - Movie Review

The Movie: The Virtuoso

The Director: Nick Stagliano

The Cast: Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish, Eddie Marsan, Richard Brake, Diora Baird, David Morse, and Anthony Hopkins

The Story: A lonesome stranger, secure, nerves of steel, must track down and kill a rogue Hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt.

Without Remorse - Movie Review

The Movie: Without Remorse

The Director: Stefano Sollima

The Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce, Lauren London, Todd Lasance, Jacob Scipio, Colman Domingo, Alexander Mercury, Brett Gelman, Merab Ninidze

The Story: A Navy SEAL goes on a path to avenge his wife's murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Changing Directions Podcast Series: Brad Bennett and Chris Haley - Directors of Unmarked

Directors Brad Bennett and Chris Haley join the Changing Directions to talk about Unmarked, their documentary short film. Unmarked marks its place in history by literally uncovering historical remnants of American slavery and black history.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Unmarked - Documentary Review

The Documentary: Unmarked

The Directors: Brad J. Bennett, Chris Haley

The Story: The final resting places of many deceased African Americans, both enslaved and free, have been lost or left in shambles. Some are dedicated to righting this wrong.

The Interview:

Boys from County Hell - Movie Review

The Movie: Boys from County Hell

The Director: Chris Baugh

The Cast: Jack Rowan, Nigel O’Neill, Louisa Harland, Fra Fee, John Lynch, Michael Hough

The Story: A crew of hardy road workers, led by a bickering Father and Son, must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Bloodthirsty - Movie Review

The Movie: Bloodthirsty

The Director: Amelia Moses

The Cast: Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk, Katharine King So, Judith Buchan, Michael Ironside

The Story: Grey is an indie singer who is having visions that she is a wolf. When she gets an invitation to work with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels at his remote studio in the woods she begins to find out who she really is.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

All Those Small Things - SIFF 2021 Movie Review

The Movie: All Those Small Things

The Director: Andrew Hyatt

The Cast: James Faulkner, Kerry Knuppe, Aaron Dalla Villa, Gloria Laino, Lacy Hartselle, Cliff Parisi, David Robb, Nigel Betts, Jim Meskimen, Andrew Bicknell, Obadiah Freeman

The Story: Longtime British game show host, Jonathan Robbins, finds himself questioning his mortality and legacy after the recent death of a close friend. When he comes across an unexpected letter from a young fan, he heads to rural Spokane, WA in search of deeper meaning for his life.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Changing Directions Podcast Series: Rick Castaneda & Greena Park - Director and Star of All Sorts

Director Rick Castaneda and actress Greena Park join the Changing Directions podcast series to talk about their movie All Sorts which world premiered during the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival. The story is a mix of offbeat antics, creative fantasy, and heartwarming rom-comedy all brought to life by a perfectly put together cast of characters and a talented director who is a true hometown hero.

The Banishing - Movie Review

The Movie: The Banishing

The Director: Christopher Smith

The Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Sean Harris, John Lynch, and John Heffernan

The Story: A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

When I'm Done Dying - SIFF 2021 Movie Review

The Movie: When I'm Done Dying

The Director: Nisan Dağ

The Cast: Oktay Çubuk, Hayal Köseoglu, Ushan Çakir

The Story: An aspiring young rapper living in the Istanbul slum of Karacinar is addicted to a cheap drug, bonzai, which threatens his career ambitions and his relationship with an upper class DJ.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Beast Beast - Movie Review

The Movie: Beast Beast

The Director: Danny Madden

The Cast: Shirley Chen, Will Madden, Jose Angeles, Courtney Dietz, Daniel Rashid, Anissa Matlock, Stephen Ruffin, Chip Carriere, Kron Moore, Susan Gallagher

The Story: A look at the lives and trauma surrounding three people living in a southern town.

Reefa - Movie Review

The Movie: Reefa

The Director: Jessica Kavana Dornbusch

The Cast: Tyler Dean Flores, Clara McGregor, Cinthya Carmona, Ricardo Chavira, José Zúñiga, George Sear, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, Ezana Alem

The Story: A fatal encounter with a police officer leaves Israel "Reefa" Hernandez Jr's family and friends devastated, the Miami community outraged, and the country reeling from another case of police brutality.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

In the Earth - Movie Review

The Movie: In the Earth

The Director: Ben Wheatley

The Cast: Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith, Hayley Squires, Ellora Torchia

The Story: As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

All Sorts - 2021 SIFF Movie Review

The Movie: All Sorts

The Director: Rick Castaneda

The Cast: Eli Vargas, Greena Park, Luis Deveze

The Story: Diego finds himself in the strange, strange land of Data-Mart. There he meets June, an incredibly fast filer, and as the two make their way into the secret world of underground filing, things will never be the same.

The Interview

Friday, April 9, 2021

Slalom - Movie Review

The Movie: Slalom

The Director: Charlène Favier

The Cast: Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, Muriel Combeau, Maïra Schmitt, Axel Auriant

The Story: Under the guidance of a strict ex champion, a promising 15 year old girl trains as a professional skiing star. Will she be able to endure the physical and emotional pressures?

Voyagers - Movie Review

The Movie: Voyagers

The Director: Neil Burger

The Cast: Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Viveik Kalra, Archie Madekwe, Quintessa Swindell, Madison Hu, Colin Farrell       

The Story: A crew of astronauts on a multi-generational mission descend into paranoia and madness, not knowing what is real or not.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Space Sweepers / 승리호 - Movie Refview

The Movie: Space Sweepers / 승리호

The Director: Jo Sung-hee

The Cast: Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu, Yoo Hae-jin

The Story: Set in the year 2092 and follows the crew of a space junk collector ship called The Victory. When they discover a humanoid robot named Dorothy that's known to be a weapon of mass destruction, they get involved in a risky business deal.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong - Movie Review

The Movie: Godzilla vs. Kong

The Director: Adam Wingard

The Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Demián Bichir, Kyle Chandler, Kaylee Hottle, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Ronnie Chiang, John Pirruccello

The Story: Godzilla and Kong get in a fight and some people do some things, too.

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