Instant Dreams, director Willem Baptist’s documentary ode to the Polaroid, is as enchanting and magical as its subject. Like photography, Instant Dreams’ story inhabits the real, the hyperreal and the unreal. It chronicles the origin and rise of Edwin Land’s history-changing invention, hailed in 1937 as the future.
Director/producer Jennifer Townsend was not in the film business at all when she first encountered the now-classic road movie Thelma & Louise in 1991. Profoundly moved by what she’d seen, she wondered if others had been similarly affected by the film.
Eye-opening and damning, “American Relapse” is a blunt force look at the “cycle” of opioid addiction and the ways this American epidemic has been monetized by those with an eye towards making a buck out of any bad thing that happens.
A taut revenge fantasy that takes the traumatic roots of its crime-fighting spree very seriously, Sarah Daggar-Nickson's A Vigilante casts Olivia Wilde as a woman who narrowly escapes an abusive household, then turns herself into a mysterious champion for others.
There’s seldom an Asian-American film that has such remarkable action sequences while also having an engagingly fun story. Sometimes it’s more plot than great action, and other times it’s great action and stunts with a barely-visible story. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, and Triple Threat is one of them.
The actor might not be as handsome as Mercury and might not do much actual singing (it’s all Freddie), but he’s nearly as magnetic, and he makes you believe that that voice is coming out of that body — an amazing feat.