WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING REVIEWS
With a stripped-down, claustrophobic atmosphere, a phenomenal cast, and a filmmaking team that knows how to extract maximum effect from minimalist surroundings, "We Need to Do Something" has emerged as one of the most potent new horror films of 2021, one that will leave you squirming to get out of your house, if only to make sure the outside world is still there.
Shot during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film is an intense chamber piece, playing out entirely within one tiny space, mimicking the same feeling of claustrophobia felt throughout the lockdown as we became overly familiar with the four walls containing us and fearful of the uncertain and changing world lying just beyond our doorsteps.
WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING INTERVIEWS
DINNER IN AMERICA REVIEWS
DINNER IN AMERICA INTERVIEWS
"...one cannot be but fascinated by the feature’s central idea and Almada’s “cause we live in a technical world and I am a tech-friendly mother” approach. The obligatory meditative-like narration, impressively immersive score, excellent sound mix, and hypnotic cinematography gently blend together via clever tricks and aerial footage to great effect."
THE ASSISTANT REVIEWS
“I wanted the audience to experience my feelings,” Garner says, “kind of like my subconscious in a way, so you [sense] a huge isolation from the rest of the people. And there’s nothing more lonely than being around people and still feeling alone. In a way, it’s actually worse than being by yourself.”
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
THE ASSISTANT INTERVIEWS
LIVING UNDOCUMENTED REVIEWS
The truly gutting thing about all the stories in Living Undocumented is how easy they are to understand and to empathize with. Who wouldn't want to take their new baby far away from terrorist bombings? Who wouldn't want to escape desperate poverty, or crime, or war? Once we understand what all these people were fleeing from, then understanding America's new "zero tolerance" policy, has the galvanizing effect this show was hoping for. The cruelty, the devastation, is terrible to see, but important to witness.
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
LIVING UNDOCUMENTED INTERVIEWS
"I’m concerned about the way people are being treated in my country. As a Mexican-American woman I feel a responsibility to use my platform to be a voice for people who are too afraid to speak. And I hope that getting to know these eight families and their stories will inspire people to be more compassionate, and to learn more about immigration and form their own opinion"
LAND GRAB REVIEWS
LAND GRAB INTERVIEWS
The story, full of contention, would lead O'Grady on the three-year journey culminating with completion of his first full-length documentary, "Land Grab," which premiered in April at the Freep Film Festival and will be screened in hometown of Saginaw, Detroit and Ann Arbor this August.
IN A WORLD... REVIEWS
It's hard to imagine the lives behind the voices that are part of the movies. But "In a World ...," the debut feature from actress-turned-writer-director Lake Bell, not only gives the people who do movie voice-overs a closeup, it savvily and wittily uses what we hear as a metaphor for what we are.
NY DAILY NEWS
IN A WORLD... INTERVIEWS
BIG SUR REVIEWS
Big Sur is an absolutely stunning film. The performances are terrific. The scenery (as you might expect) is unrivaled. All the little details that a true Kerouac fan might hope for are included, from the little spiral notebooks in Jack’s shirt pocket, to interior shots of Vesuvio, Tosca and City Lights.
"Visually the film is a pleasure to watch, with Polish and cinematographer M. David Mullen contrasting the rich blues and greens of the Big Sur exteriors with the burnished glow of the sunlit or firelit cabin interiors, or layering an almost sepia-toned patina onto the San Francisco segments."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
BIG SUR INTERVIEWS
FOR LOVERS ONLY REVIEWS
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FOR LOVERS ONLY INTERVIEWS
In 2011, Mark and Michael released what is undoubtedly their most experimental film yet: For Lovers Only. Inspired by Claude Lelouch and the guerilla style of the French New Wave filmmakers before them, the brothers came up with a simple plan: they'd head to France with only a Canon DSLR camera (which they already owned) and one actress (Castle star Stana Katic) in tow and just start shooting.