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

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

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 >

SUNDANCE: Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.’s debut film “WILD INDIAN” digs deep into two mens’ mutual and dark secret

Michael Greyeyes, Kirstyn Anderson and Evan Assant
Directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.

A secret tragedy that two men carry into adulthood. A tragedy born from hundreds of years of betrayal, genocide and the lasting effect this country’s racism and constant suppression of the Native American people and their way of life has had. Throughout the decades, there have been films (but not nearly enough) that honestly attempt to transmit the narrative of Native Americans' life. Yet, only ... more >

Neighbors. Friends. Longtime secret lovers. A bond that cannot be undone: “TWO OF US”

Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier and Léa Drucker
Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

    It is a story that resonates for many men and women all over the world. While society is changing, there is still prejudice in all societies against same-sex couples. In Filippo Meneghetti’s sensitive drama “Two of Us”, Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier portray an older lesbian couple who have a fiery sexual attraction and an enviable mutual devotion. Madeleine ... more >

“SUPERNOVA,” no happy endings here, but a rewarding and emotional road movie set against the English countryside starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth

Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci and Pippa Haywood
Directed by Harry Macqueen

Bring tissues. For if you need a good ugly-cry in a still-young year that has already been filled with so much grief, “Supernova” is your movie. Which isn’t to say that this incredibly heartfelt and sad film isn’t good—far from it. This new film from writer-director Harry Macqueen stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as Sam and Tusker, longtime romantic partners in late middle age on a road trip ... more >

SUNDANCE: “Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

From our 2021 Sundance Film Festival coverage

“Harlem was Heaven to us. It was a place where I was safe, happy, and made lifelong friends... to us, Harlem was Camelot.” -Festival attendee The Harlem Cultural Festival in the Summer of 1969. A free concert attended by over 300,000 people. The great Stevie Wonder takes the stage on a rainy afternoon. After singing a while, Wonder takes to the drums and the music is used to powerfully ... more >

Short film “Draw with me” shows painfully well the struggles, big and small, in the young transgender’s path to self-actualization

Written and directed by Constantine Venetopoulos

Be yourself. The world will adjust (Manabi Bandyopadhyay, professor and first transgender person in India to complete their Doctorate of Philosophy) Accepting change. Believing in someone. Recognizing identity. This is the way it should always have been, but now is the time. We must learn to live in an age of acceptance. “Draw with Me” is a new documentary short film from director ... more >