Kris Jenson reviews I USED TO GO HERE for C-Ville Weekly and covers the Russian Guild of Film Critics 100 | 1940-1949 for his site Burrito and a Movie.
Sam Cohen reviews the 4K restoration of Jean Renoir’s TONI and Evan Purchell’s ASK ANY BUDDY for EDGE Media Network.
Oscar Goff reviews SPECIAL ACTORS, CLASS ACTION PARK, THE PROPHET AND THE SPACE ALIENS, and FEELS GOOD MAN as part of his coverage of Fantasia. He also interviews the creators of the horror movie HOST.
Spoilerpiece Theatre reviews TESLA, PROJECT POWER, CARMEN Y LOLA, THE PALE DOOR, and PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN: THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY.
“Admittedly, making a film about the ins and outs of electric current doesn’t immediately leap to mind as thrilling drama, and this biopic wisely attempts to capture much more: the breadth and depth and soul of Tesla’s incandescent genius.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices
“Director Michael Almereyda uses paintings and blue screen backdrops instead of location filming to give the film a hermetic, artificial feel and suggest, rather than present, the shape of a life. The result is rich in mood, but short on charge.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston
WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS
“Despite the lazy arc of some of the secondary characters and the film’s contrived and climactic graduation scene, the film is to be praised for the chemistry of its stars, and its success in humanizing a cruel disease with painful individual and social consequences for teens who suffer its stigma.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices