Sundance 2023 Review: THE POD GENERATION, Provocative Sci-Fi Dystopia

Sundance 2023 Review: THE POD GENERATION, Provocative Sci-Fi Dystopia Set in a near-future, cozy dystopia, the latest film by writer-director Sophia Barthes (Cold Souls) nimbly and wryly explores our present-day addiction to technology and its natural, logical extension into corporate-controlled authoritarianism, where seemingly neutral AI-driven tech guides every action, reaction, and […]

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Sundance 2023 Review: FREMONT, Observational Drama Succeeds As Unique Character Study

Sundance 2023 Review: FREMONT, Observational Drama Succeeds As Unique Character Study Independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s (Mystery Train, Down by Law, Stranger Than Paradise) influence can be easily spotted in writer-director Babak Jalali’s (Land, Frontier Blues) latest film, Fremont, a wry, droll, observational drama. From its shimmering, luminous black-and-white photography, to […]

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Sundance 2023 Review: RUN RABBIT RUN, Come for Psychological Horror, Stay for Sarah Snook

Sundance 2023 Review: RUN RABBIT RUN, Come for Psychological Horror, Stay for Sarah Snook Not surprisingly given its country of origin, Australia, or its subject matter, the fraught, conflicted, inter- and intra-generational relationships between mothers and daughters, Daina Reid and Hannah Kent’s chilling, if overlong, psychological horror film, Run Rabbit […]

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