PCR's Top 4 from Sundance 2021 so far!
Director/writer Rian Johnson doesn’t waste any time getting to the point of the story. In fact, in the opening sequence, audiences will learn how Harlan has died. The full (and true) story will unravel piece by piece in a series of flashbacks and storytelling via the characters in question as they retell their perspectives to the detectives. But the unveiling of secrets never lets up, and the fun just doesn’t stop. As these secrets are revealed, bonds are broken, and…
For many people, finding a partner to experience life with would be a privilege and joy. But what happens when life is interrupted with unexpected tragedy and/or illness- disrupting all tranquility and routine? In Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s romantic drama Ordinary Love, Tom (Liam Neeson, Widows 2018) and Joan (Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread 2017) are forced to answer these questions. After Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, she must find a way to survive just as her relationship with Tom takes on new challenges.
Read our full review here: https://popculturereviews.com/2019/11/04/ordinary-love-is-an-extraordinary-tale-of-survival/
When asked about the inspiration behind We Are Little Zombies, director Makoto Nagahisa said that his intentions were to make a film that would not push children to despair. “I hope it touches the heart of those who are crouching in dark rooms alone,” he said. And that’s exactly what the film is capable of doing. It’s heartwarming yet grounded in its reflection of grief and loss, and the story provides its characters opportunities to learn about themselves and the…
Jenkins once again proves how powerful black love is in real life and on the big screen. With Tish and Fonny, played by Kiki Layne and Stephan James, it is more than just conveyed: it is emphasized in these characters. With every word they say to one another and with every longing look of love they give, it is evident that love is a forceful power between the two leads. And the love story of Fonny and Tish showcased the unconditional strength of black love, providing cinematic poetry thanks to Jenkins’ direction.
Read our full review here: https://popculturereviews.com/2019/01/02/if-beale-st-could-talk-it-would-say-trust-love-all-the-way/