Wednesday, April 24, 2024

TheTwoOhSix Picks - 2024 Seattle International Film Festival

50 years of movies thanks to the Seattle International Film Festival! What an amazing achievement for one of the world's most unique film festivals and I am proud to say that this is my 12th year covering the event as a member of the press. I have watched and reviewed so many movies during and for the festival, at some point I'll have to take a look back to see what my all time favorites are. In the meantime, here are the 12 (in honor of my years of coverage) feature films that I feel are the ones you absolutely do not want to miss.

Dancing Village: The Curse Begins / Badarawuhi di Desa Penari - Movie Review

The Movie: Dancing Village: The Curse Begins / Badarawuhi di Desa Penari

The Director: Kimo Stamboel

The Cast: Aulia Sarah, Maudy Effrosina, Jourdy Pranata, Moh. Iqbal Sulaiman, Ardit Erwandha, Claresta Taufan, Diding Boneng, Aming Sugandhi, Dinda Kanyadewi, Pipien Putri, Maryam Supraba, Bimasena, Putri Permata, Baiq Vania Estiningtyas Sagita, Baiq Nathania Elvaretta

The Story: A shaman instructs Mila to return a mystical bracelet, the Kawaturih, to the “Dancing Village,” a remote site on the easternmost tip of Java Island.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Abigail - Movie Review

The Movie: Abigail

The Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

The Cast: Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, Kathryn Newton, William Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud, Giancarlo Esposito

The Story: After a group of criminals kidnap the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that they're locked inside with no normal little girl.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Boy Kills World - Movie Review

The Movie: Boy Kills World

The Director: Moritz Mohr

The Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Yayan Ruhian, Andrew Koji, Sharlto Copley, Famke Janssen

The Story: A fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Monkey Man - Movie Review

The Movie: Monkey Man

The Director: Dev Patel

The Cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Makarand Deshpande

The Story: An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Civil War (2024) - Movie Review

The Movie: Civil War

The Director: Alex Garland

The Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman

The Story: A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

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