Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Austin Film Festival 2019 Review: THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN

By Liz Lopez Rating: A There is nothing to soften the blow of what happened to Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. in his own home almost eight years ago. The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain film does not spare any punches and it made me feel as if I was present and watching the real events and actions […]

Austin Film Festival 2019 Short Film Review: IT’S ME (ERA YO)

By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ Andrea Casaseca has written and directed the family drama short film, “It’s Me” (Era Yo), and in the 11 minute 30 seconds that I viewed the film, I could not help but want to know more of this family’s story. The three main characters are created such that the audience […]

Austin Film Festival 2019: Review: MAN CAMP

By Liz Lopez Rating: B- If you need a swift change from the Dark Matters films, or the very sad films based on true events, Man Camp may be the choice at the Austin Film Festival. Nate James Bakke directs the film from a script written by Daniel Cummings, Scott Kruse and Josh Long. The […]

Review: THE LIGHTHOUSE

By Laurie Coker Rating: A Art is relative. Who would have thought that art, especially funny art came in black and white celluloid-style in the 21st century? The Lighthouse starring Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson is a surprising mix of masterfully woven madness and manic melancholy. They are souls trapped in a tower of solitude. […]

Review: BLACK AND BLUE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) In recent years, the subject of racial discrimination by police has been an inevitably prominent topic in cinema. Most of the films which tackle this matter do so with much gravity (as they should), but this particular film uses the material within an action-thriller. Now, I […]