Sunday, January 30, 2022

Cha Cha Real Smooth - 2022 Sundance Movie Review

The Movie: Cha Cha Real Smooth

The Director: Cooper Raiff

The Cast: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghardt, Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Amara Pedroso Saquel, Kelly O'Sullivan, Brooklyn Sloane Ramirez

The Story: A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Breaking / 892 - 2022 Sundance Movie Review

The Movie: Breaking aka 892

The Director: Abi Damaris Corbin

The Cast: John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Michael Kenneth Williams, Connie Britton, Olivia Washington, Robb Derringer, Shannon Walsh, Jeffrey Donovan

The Story: A Marine war veteran faces mental and emotional challenges when he tries to reintegrate back into civilian life.

TikTok, Boom - 2022 Sundance Movie Review

The Documentary: TikTok, Boom

The Director: Shalini Kantayya

The Story: With TikTok crowned the world's most downloaded app, these are the personal stories of a cultural phenomenon, told through an ensemble cast of Gen-Z natives, journalists and experts alike.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

TwoOhSix Picks - 2022 Slamdance Film Festival

Wow, my fifth year already covering the Slamdance Film Festival! Not even a global pandemic could keep me from participating in these events because there's always so many good movies from up and coming filmmakers. With that in mind, here are the ten festival films we have chosen as TheTwoOhSix picks for 2022.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Leonor Will Never Die - 2022 Sundance Movie Review

The Movie: Leonor Will Never Die

The Director: Martika Ramirez Escobar

The Cast: Sheila Francisco, Rocky Salumbides, Anthony Falcon, Bong Cabrera, 

The Story: Fiction and reality blur when Leonor, a retired filmmaker, falls into a coma after a television lands on her head, compelling her to become the action hero of her unfinished screenplay.

Changing Directions Filmmaker Interview Series 2022 Season Premiere featuring Sujata Day Director of Definition Please

Episode 2.1
Welcome to the 2022 season premiere of the Changing Directions filmmaker interview series! I am so excited to have Sujata Day back to talk about her movie Definition Please which was recently released on Netflix thanks to Ava Duvernay's Array Releasing. Sujata was also here for the 2021 premiere and we had a lot to talk about after the last roller coaster of a year for this amazing filmmaker.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

2022 Sundance Film Festival Capsule Reviews

Stay tuned to this page for capsule review updates of all the films I am watching during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Since I'm, watching so many movies in a short period of time, this is the best way to get my thoughts out there regarding all of them There will also be full feature reviews available for certain films as well as filmmaker interviews.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Emergency (2022) - Sundance 2022 Movie Review

The Movie: Emergency

The Director: Carey Williams

The Cast: RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sabrina Carpenter, Sebastian Chacon, Maddie Nichols, Madison Thompson, Diego Abraham, Gillian Rabin, Summer Madison

The Story: Ready for a night of legendary partying, three college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unexpected situation.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

TwoOhSix Picks - 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Yes, it's official. For the first time ever, TheTwoOhSix is covering the Sundance Film Festival, virtually of course. This year's lineup of feature films looks pretty amazing so I'm excited to watch and review as many as I can. The lineup is filled with amazing filmmakers and world premieres so how does one possibly narrow it down for a post like this? It's gotta be done, so read on to see which movies have been selected as the first ever Sundance TwoOhSix Picks.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Belle / 竜とそばかすの姫 - Movie Review

The Movie: Belle / 竜とそばかすの姫

The Director: Mamoru Hosoda

The Cast: Kaho Nakamura, Ryō Narita, Shōta Sometani, Tina Tamashiro, Lilas Ikuta, Kōji Yakusho, Takeru Satoh

The Story: Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters "U", a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a globally-beloved singer.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

I, Challenger - Movie Review

The Movie: I, Challenger

The Director: Paul Boyd

The Cast: James Duval, Coy Stewart, Tina Majorino, MC Lyte, Margaret Cho, Gerry Bednob, Daeg Faerc

The Story: Sid, a perennial kid who spends his days playing video games and selling weed, is about to be evicted. Desperate to change his life, he enlists his gaming buddy Logan in a dangerous scheme involving the livestream of a self-burial video.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Scream (2022) - Movie Review

The Movie: Scream

The Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

The Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sonia Ammar.

The Story: Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Maxima - Documentary Review

The Documentary: Maxima

The Director: Claudia Sparrow

The Story: A multi-billion dollar corporation meets their match in a fearless Indigenous woman who remains uncowed after years of violent intimidation.

Friday, January 7, 2022

The 355 - Movie Review

The Movie: The 355

The Director: Simon Kinberg

The Cast: Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Édgar Ramirez, Sebastian Stan

The Story: When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, a wild card CIA agent joins forces with three international agents on a lethal mission to retrieve it, while staying a step ahead of a mysterious woman who's tracking their every move.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Legend of La Llorona - Movie Review

The Movie: The Legend of La Llorona

The Director: Patricia Harris Seeley

The Cast: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo, Zamia Fandiño and Danny Trejo

The Story: A malevolent spirit bent on vengeance, stalks a young family visiting Mexico.

Red Notice - Movie Review

The Movie: Red Notice

The Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

The Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopolous

The Story: The world's greatest thieves are chased by the authorities.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cyrano (2021) - Movie Review

The Movie: Cyrano

The Director: Joe Wright

The Cast: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn

The Story: Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.

Monday, January 3, 2022

TheTwoOhSix Presents the Favorite Films of 2021

Another year of watching movies, reviewing movies, and talking about movies is complete and what a year it was. After not releasing any movies in 2020, Marvel came out swinging with four movies and several TV series and I was here for all of it. Film Festivals were mostly hybrid while some remained virtual only as the pandemic continued on its inevitable path of variants and lockdowns which also had an impact on theatrical releases around the world.

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