‘Blindspotting,’ a Powerfully Nuanced Racial Commentary Sure to Charm & Alarm

A perhaps underappreciated form of filmmaking is the geographic love letter, particularly when a filmmaker devotes a portion of their narrative, with corresponding visuals, to explaining why their hometown is significant to them and how its various peoples, neighborhoods and specific places irrevocably made them who they are. Additionally, as some examples show, it could…

‘Zoe’ Is an Underdeveloped, Heavy-Handed Whiff on Love and Humanity

It’s not unreasonable to think that if your film contains a shot, however long or brief, of a particular piece of literature/media, that said text is meant to be read as philosophically and/or thematically significant in relation to the film, the scene itself, any of the characters within it or just their general arc(s). When…