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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Welcome to FilmFestSalon! Read our reviews on domestic films, foreign films and the classics.

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News & Resources

Check out the latest on the Film Festival Circuit with breaking news from IndieWIRE.

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The Calendar

The Calendar

See the schedule of your favorite film festival so you can be a part of the excitement.

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Film: “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”

A Canadian prize-winner from 2019, “The Body Remembers when the World Broke Open”, was co-directed and written by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn (the film’s title comes from an essay by Billy-Ray Belcourt). It is one of the latest adventures into the single shot derby, in which, except for the pre-credit sequence of about fifteen…

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Film: “Advantageous”

“Advantageous”, directed by Jennifer Phang, from a script by Jacqueline Kim and the director, is a provocative but ultimately confused dystopian satire, from 2015, about how women will face challenges in a future society where the economy is deeply committed to artificial intelligence. Co-writer Kim also played the lead role, Gwen. Those challenges, however, are…

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Film: “Weathering With You”

Like many others, I went to Makota Shinkai’s new film, “Weathering With You” with both hopefulness and unease. It was his follow-up to the glorious “Your Name“, an international blockbuster, which I saw last year. The earlier film had prepared me to expect sophistication, wondrous animation and psychological depth, which are distinguishing aspects of his…

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Film: “Knives Out”

“Knives Out”, written and directed by Rian Johnson, has an Oscar nomination for Johnson’s original screenplay. The critical and commercial success of this immensely gratifying whodunnit is due, in very large part, to the fact that they don’t make them like this any more. At least not for the big screen. The enormous popularity of…

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