Arriving in theaters with the eerily familiar dysfunctional family dynamic firmly in place, Krisha
certainly is a difficult film to like or recommend in the traditional
sense, but what writer-director Trey Edward Shults has birthed here is
something that demands to be seen.
Joe Henry's 2001 song "Scar" is reminiscent of Atom Egoyan’s film Remember, a solemn exploration
of purpose and a journey of discovery for Zev Guttman (Christopher
Plummer), a recently widowed man suffering from dementia.
Almost 15 years after My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos
gathers the Portokalos clan for a big fat reunion, a replay of all the
Greek shtick and wedding hijinks that we could have ever wanted. The
operative word is replay.
Made in association with Major League Baseball, Fastball
zeroes in on the most elemental of battles waged in the arena of
sports: the dynamic between a pitcher who throws a baseball as fast as
humanly possible and a batter who must react almost instantaneously.
Feeding the celebrity beast is the theme captured in The Bronze, an indie dramedy from director Bryan Buckley (2013 Best Live Action Short Film nominee for Asad),
from the poisoned pens of Winston Rauch and Melissa Rauch,
I have concluded that
the world of young-adult fiction follows a mind-numbing adherence to
pursuing projects rooted in the tried and true, the overly familiar and
the safest, least risk-averse course available.