Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

I Am is a new short film from director Jerry Hoffman and writer Florens Huhn, the film follows the withdrawn Noé (Sheri Hagan), a woman who suffers from constant night terrors. On one of her morning walks, she finds a woman in the forest and takes her home. This woman, Ela (Melodie Wakivuamina), also happens to be an android. Noé takes her home and reactivates her, beginning a strange relationship which eventually gets a bit stranger as Ela starts to copy Noé, as the short film becomes an a unique tale about a robot and a woman.

Cinequest Review: Non Western (2021)

Cinequest Review: Non Western (2021)

Non Western is a documentary that follows Montana couple Thaddeus Red Bird and Nanci Red Bird as they prepare for their upcoming wedding and they have to adjust to each other's cultures as Nanci learns to become Northern Cheyenne. A film about gender roles and cultural differences, sometimes there's more context needed but as a character study, it shines.

Reel Love Film Fest Review: Shiva Baby (2021)

Reel Love Film Fest Review: Shiva Baby (2021)

Directed by: Emma Seligman. Starring: Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper. Runtime: 1h 17 min. This film played at this past weekend’s Reel Love Film Festival as the festival’s closing night film on Feb. 14, 2021. Minor spoilers follow. Shiva Baby follows Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a college student who is put into a unique position [...]

Reel Love Film Fest Review: Golden Arm (2021)

Reel Love Film Fest Review: Golden Arm (2021)

Directed by: Maureen Bharoocha. Starring: Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro, Olivia Stambouliah. Runtime: 1h 31 min. Golden Arm is currently playing as part of the Reel Love Film Fest and had its first screening on Feb. 13, 2021. Danny the Dominator (Betsy Sodaro) is at the top of her game of ladies arm wrestling. As she [...]

Reel Love Film Fest Review: Funny Face (2021)

Reel Love Film Fest Review: Funny Face (2021)

REEL LOVE FILM FEST review. Funny Face is a bizarre film, one that truly cannot be put in one genre. It’s anarchic and brings the drama in its character study of one of its main characters Saul (Cosmo Jarvis) and brings the crime in Saul donning a mask and wanting vengeance against The Developer (Jonny Lee Miller) who is demolishing Saul’s grandparents’ home to turn it into a parking lot. FUNNY FACE is worth the watch for the two central performances and score; but you'll have to be patient through the hollow moments.