Author: Allison McCulloch

NYFF 59 Review: “Parallel Mothers”

NYFF 59 Review: “Parallel Mothers”

-Allison McCulloch You have to look to the future. Some people have criticized the double storyline of Penelope Cruz’s character, Janis Martinez, and Janis’ great-grandfather who was murdered during Franco’s reign of terror in Spain. I felt the two storylines complemented each other and it provided a strong basis for one of the best films … Continue reading NYFF 59 Review: “Parallel Mothers”

“Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time” Review

“Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time” Review

-Allison McCulloch 127 mins. | USA | 2021Directors: Robert B. Weide, Don Argott “The horse jumped over the fucking fence.” Co-director Robert B. Weide wrote Kurt Vonnegut a letter in 1982, expressing interest in making a documentary about his life. Weide and Vonnegut started a friendship that lasted 25 years. Weide interviewed Vonnegut innumerable times; … Continue reading “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time” Review

AFI Fest: “Paris, 13th District” Review

AFI Fest: “Paris, 13th District” Review

-Allison McCulloch 105 mins. | France | 2021 Émilie (Lucie Wong) is in sales and explores a sexual relationship with Camille (Makita Samba), her roommate who is a professor who doesn’t want to be tied down. When Camille starts bringing over other girls, namely Stéphanie (Oceane Cairaty), Lucie tells her she must pay rent every … Continue reading AFI Fest: “Paris, 13th District” Review

“The French Dispatch” Review

“The French Dispatch” Review

-Allison McCulloch The quirkiness that drew me to Wes Anderson's filmmaking has grown awfully stale. When Chantal Goya's "Tu as trop menti" was featured in the film, the same song used for Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin féminin trailer, I felt that it was kind of uninspired (despite the fact that it's a great song). Some of … Continue reading “The French Dispatch” Review