Category: Jacob’s Reviews

‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Sundance Review: Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson shine in a post-grad coming-of-age story with a lot of heart.

‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Sundance Review: Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson shine in a post-grad coming-of-age story with a lot of heart.

Director(s): Cooper Raiff Writer(s): Cooper Raiff Cast: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann, Vanessa Burghardt Cooper Raiff’s acting, writing, and directing debut Shithouse became an instant classic, and one of the best triple threats (acting, directing, and writing) there has been in some time. Shithouse is a college dramedy that was able to … Continue reading ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Sundance Review: Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson shine in a post-grad coming-of-age story with a lot of heart.

‘Emergency’ Sundance Review: Carey Williams sophomore effort is a powerful one with a heart stopping ending.

‘Emergency’ Sundance Review: Carey Williams sophomore effort is a powerful one with a heart stopping ending.

Director(s): Carey Williams Writer(s): KD Davila Cast: Donald Elise Watkins, RJ Cyler, Sebastian Chacon In 2021, director Carey Williams premiered R#J, his modern spin on the beloved tale Romeo and Juliet. In this film, Williams effectively told the story through the use of social media and different phone screens. The film was met with middling … Continue reading ‘Emergency’ Sundance Review: Carey Williams sophomore effort is a powerful one with a heart stopping ending.

‘After Yang’ Sundance Review: Colin Farrell shines in one of the years most poignant films.

‘After Yang’ Sundance Review: Colin Farrell shines in one of the years most poignant films.

Director(s): Koganda Writer(s): Koganda Cast: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min Koganda's debut Columbus was an artfully sad story of a young girl figuring her place in the world. Koganda was able to find the beauty within the mundane and deliver on a sad, yet hopeful look into the future. In After Yang, Koganda … Continue reading ‘After Yang’ Sundance Review: Colin Farrell shines in one of the years most poignant films.

‘FRESH’ Sundance Review: A stylish horror with one hell of a bite.

‘FRESH’ Sundance Review: A stylish horror with one hell of a bite.

Director(s): Mimi Cave Writer(s): Lauryn Kahn Cast: Sebastian Stan, Daisy Edgar-Jones Back in early 2021, I spoke with composer Alex Somers about his film Together, Together. During that interview, I found out he was doing the music for this film, and he promised a dark and weird tone that was something the composer had never … Continue reading ‘FRESH’ Sundance Review: A stylish horror with one hell of a bite.

‘When You Finish Saving the World’ Sundance Review: Jesse Eisenberg’s debut scratches the surface of a great movie, but falls slightly short.

‘When You Finish Saving the World’ Sundance Review: Jesse Eisenberg’s debut scratches the surface of a great movie, but falls slightly short.

Director(s): Jesse Eisenberg Writer(s): Jesse Eisenberg Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Julianne Moore Jesse Eisenberg, likely known best for his Oscar nominated turn as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, is looking to become the next great actor turned filmmaker with his writing/directing debut. When You Finish Saving the World was chosen to be the opener for … Continue reading ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ Sundance Review: Jesse Eisenberg’s debut scratches the surface of a great movie, but falls slightly short.