FlixChatter Review: Book Of Love (2022)

I was sold on the amusing premise that a Mexican book translator rewrite the entire story of an uptight English author’s novel into a steamy erotic fiction. That plot, albeit unrealistic, is a pretty hilarious setup for a rom-com and it certainly looks that way at first. I was quite intrigued by Spanish actress Verónica …

Continue reading FlixChatter Review: Book Of Love (2022)

FlixChatter Review: Turning Red (2022)

Pixar has always been able to take on weighty, serious subject and somehow make it a fun, humorous family entertainment. This time, filmmaker Domee Shi takes on a theme of teen puberty and the journey of self discovery. As a Southeast Asian-born critic, naturally it's wonderful to see part of myself represented in Turning Red's …

Continue reading FlixChatter Review: Turning Red (2022)

FlixChatter Review: The Power of the Dog (2021)

This is the kind of film that is best experienced when you have very little information about the story. So with that in mind, I’ll skim on details about the plot and let you discover them on your own. At the center of the story is a wealthy rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) who lives …

Continue reading FlixChatter Review: The Power of the Dog (2021)

TCFF 2021 Documentary Reviews: After Antartica + A Fire Within

After Antartica The title of Legendary Polar Explorer is not a title easily earned. Minnesota-born educator, author and lecturer Will Steger earned that title when in the years between 1989–1990, he was the first to dogsled traverse Antarctica, and the International Arctic Project. Then in 1995, he became the first and only person to dogsled …

Continue reading TCFF 2021 Documentary Reviews: After Antartica + A Fire Within

TCFF 2021 Reviews: A Northwest Passage + Everything In The End + Drunk Bus

These film are currently available online throughout the entire Twin Cities Film Fest - Oct 21-30.  A Northwest Passage  Shot entirely in the neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis, A Northwest Passage tells the story of its residents, neighbors, business owners & employees, and activists who call that part of the largest city in Minnesota their home …

Continue reading TCFF 2021 Reviews: A Northwest Passage + Everything In The End + Drunk Bus

FlixChatter Review: LOVE SARAH

We all have our comfort food, whether home-cooked or high sugar/carb variety, we can always rely on to console or uplift you. Same with comfort movies, something guaranteed to have high feel-good content to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Well, LOVE SARAH is the kind of sweet, poignant drama that can be described …

Continue reading FlixChatter Review: LOVE SARAH

FlixChatter Review: WANDER DARKLY (2020)

The story of Wander Darkly centers on new parents Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna), who are suddenly forced to deal with a traumatic incident amidst their troubled relationship. In fact, the characters are in right in the middle of an argument when an accident happens. It wouldn't be a spoiler to say that …

Continue reading FlixChatter Review: WANDER DARKLY (2020)