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REVIEW: ‘The Northman’ boldly challenges convention and viewers’ patience

(04/20/22 8:22pm)

Robert Eggers has steadily cultivated a certain eminence in the minds of many fans and critics as a macabre directorial darling. The New Hampshire-born filmmaker’s singular folk horror sensibilities and unique relationship with the American mythos have made him a rising star of the recent A24-led resurgence in independent cinema. With “The Northman,” he takes a sharp left turn, trading in his uncanny New England roots for a big-budget Norse epic.

REVIEW: ‘Annette’ shines light on familial dysfunction set against an operatic landscape of color and sound

(08/09/21 3:11pm)

“Annette” might be the most ambitious movie of 2021. Leos Carax’s genre-morphing musical is technically executed to near perfection. But is his flamboyant style just a front for a film lacking in thematic depth?

REVIEW: DCAPA Film Festival: Explore AAPI stories through these eye-opening short films

(07/29/21 2:54pm)

From July 15 to July 25, the 21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival virtually screened over 50 short and feature films, ranging from animation, comedy and drama. The festival’s mission was to uplift and cherish AAPI voices and stories while supporting and celebrating the artists behind them.