Midnight Traveler

The Farewell

Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

Florianópolis Dream

A Dark Place

Drowning Echo

Eaten By Lions

Life Overtakes Me

Eternal Winter

New Money

Midnight Traveler

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run. Every once in a while, a searing cinematic … Continued

The Farewell

It’s only been five months since Awkwafina broke out with her hilarious supporting turn in Crazy Rich Asians, but she is already showing new sides of her persona with The Farewell, director Lulu Wang’s personal and deeply moving new film. Awkwafina plays Billi, who lives in New York and is told by her mother (Diana … Continued

Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

You may not know his name or what he looked like, but Jim Marshall’s photographs of rock and jazz icons of the 1950s and ’60s are instantly recognizable to those in the know about American pop culture. He shot all of the most vaunted musicians in those decades, which is not so unusual — lots … Continued

Florianópolis Dream

In filmmaker Ana Katz’s Florianópolis Dream, she tells the story of an Argentinian family’s vacation in Florianópolis, Brazil. The film opens with parents Pedro (Gustavo Garzón) and Lucrecia (Mercedes Morán) and their two children trying to survive a very bumpy car trip. Their car runs out of gas, and while Pedro hitches a ride to … Continued

A Dark Place

At a time when automation has the fate of truck drivers in limbo, A Dark Place, directed by Simon Fellows, comes along to suggest the private investigator business as an alternative career. If you don’t have any experience in criminal justice, don’t worry about it. All you have to do is get in the faces … Continued

Drowning Echo

Drowning Echo (also called Nereus), directed by Georges Padey, offers a promising beginning with its opening scene announcing something akin to a sexy slasher movie that soon dissipates into something closer to a murder mystery with mystical elements borrowed from the Greek mythology. The film opens with a stereotypical youthfully attractive woman getting violently dragged … Continued

Eaten By Lions

Omar (Antonio Aakeel) is the odd man out in his family. His adoptive parents had one biological child, Pete (Jack Carroll), before they adopted him. When they died (ostensibly consumed by lions on safari, hence the title), their Grandmother took them in. Pete is a disabled nerdy kid, where Omar is dark and dashingly handsome. … Continued

Life Overtakes Me

One thing we can all agree on is there is a severe refugee crisis happening all over the world. The governments of small countries hold tight to what power they have, all at the expense of its citizens. The choice is to put your life at risk and stay in the place you’ve known as … Continued

Eternal Winter

There is an utter starkness to Eastern and Central European films that is not achieved anywhere else. While this is partially due to the natural evolution of these countries artistic styles, it also is the direct effect of the consistent and brutal conflicts that have raged across the continent over the centuries. However, few events … Continued

New Money

We can spend our entire lives waiting for the one thing that will transform the world we know into a fairy-tale lifestyle beyond our wildest expectations. Eventually, it becomes a crutch, the be-all and end-all that erases all the hardship we’ve faced in our lives. While it comes true for very few of us, most … Continued