Premise: Football and feminism collide in this documentary that follows former NFL cheerleaders battling the league to end wage theft and illegal employment practices that have persisted for 50 years.Continue reading →
Premise: Drawing upon an immense home video archive, Sasha Joseph Neulinger exposes the family secret which destroyed his world. The camera that followed his footsteps from the day he was born also captured the story of an unraveling childhood, a high-stakes court battle, and a generational reckoning.
Really harrowing story of family bond versus duty. Mifune is powerful and stoic as the retired head of the Sasahara family. The father and son dynamic is incredibly well-drawn with Mifune and Gô Katô playing off each other with such endearing chemistry. Katô's somewhat naive Yogoro is a good counter to Mifune's portrayal of Isaburo as a peaceful sw […]
Kurosawa in color is gorgeous. The scale of this epic is impressive but it's not a battle-heavy samurai/period movie. It's a more intimate tale. Kagemusha as a character is really compelling. It's not as dark as I expected from the plot. But it's fascinating to see his subtle acclimation into the role and how it culminates is really stron […]
It Follows: Into Crippling DepressionTook a long while for me to actually get into this movie. I found myself getting caught up in the hope that the strange contagion of dread would be contextualized a bit more. Or, at the least, that the source of Amy's depression would be fleshed out. (It eventually is and it isn't.)Similar to how It Follows can […]