GUG Review: Roe vs Wade

I’ve mostly given up on “Christian” movies. The genre is mostly empty and vapid with very little challenging or emotionally honest work coming out of the genre out of the past two decades. Then again, most directors don’t reach out to you specifically to review their film by request. The movie’s writer/producer/director specifically reached outContinue reading “GUG Review: Roe vs Wade”

GUG Review: Nomadland

This year’s great breakout film at the Golden Globes was Chlao Zhao’s Nomadland ! Zhao has been an ascendant, up and coming, young director for years now following her breakthrough film The Rider (2017). She’s also slated as the director of Marvel’s The Eternals which should’ve released last fall but is currently slated for NovemberContinue reading “GUG Review: Nomadland”

HUMMEL Review: Saint Frances (2020)

There’s a great line at the halfway point of Saint Frances were the film’s central character is experiencing a strange existential conflict. Her mother asks her, “if you could chose between never having been born or being born into the life you’re in right now, which would you choose?” Bridget genuinely doesn’t know how toContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Saint Frances (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Land (2021)

There are a lot of great films I simply don’t recommend to my friends because I know for a fact that the average person will hate them. Most people engage with art at the level of entertainment. You can occasionally send them something challenging that they’ll enjoy in hindsight but often people will simply beContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Land (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Alone (2020)

For some reason, there have been a lot of lo-fi indie thrillers in the past year using the premise of “woman stalked by aggressive man”. Russell Crowe’s Unhinged was the big, dumb Hollywood version of this story and played up its scenario as a trashier version of the Joker premise where the aggrieved man isContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Alone (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: First Cow (2020)

Two men, alone in the Northwestern territories circa 1820, find themselves open to a scheme of thievery wherein they steal milk from a local rich benefactor to start a business selling fresh honey biscuits to local fur trappers. When they’re eventually caught, they two men go on the run and try to hide from theContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: First Cow (2020)”