Archives for February 2021

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SUNDANCE : Robin Wright makes strong start in directing films with “LAND”

In the mountains, there you feel free
Robin Wright, Demián Bichir and Sarah Dawn Pledge
Directed by Robin Wright

Robin Wright has long been one of our best actresses. Her work in much of her filmography over the decades has shown an intensity and depth, making her one of the most dedicated thespians of her time. To her impressive resume Robin Wright now adds the title of director with her debut film “Land.” Wright stars as Edee Mathis, a woman who carries the burden of an unimaginable tragedy but one ... more >

SUNDANCE: “DOUBLESPEAK,” “RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT” and “THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER’S HAND”

It’s still hard to wrap my mind around the notion that a year ago I was walking the streets of Park City, interviewing filmmakers and catching the latest releases. This year, the festival, like nearly all others, has gone hybrid, with a very few in-person events as audiences and critics have enjoyed the offerings from their covid-safe couches. Here are just a few Sundance ‘21 offerings to keep ... more >

SUNDANCE: “CODA,” a coming-of-age story loaded with emotional range

Making tough choices too early in life
Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant
Directed by Sian Heder

The life of a teenager is so many things. It is a time of growth and independence, a time of friendship and self-discovery. But life as a teenager is also hard. You want to be independent and be your own person. You feel grown up and are beginning to make future life decisions while on the books, the law still considers you a child. In writer/director Sian Heder’s new film “CODA”, (Child of ... more >