[AFF Review]…The Sapphires

Based on the true story of screenwriter Tony Briggs’s family, and adapted from the 2004 stage production, about an Aboriginal girl band, The Sapphires is set in 1968 Australia, when racism was prevalent, causing the girls talent to go unnoticed. That is until they meet Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd, Bridesmaids), a local Irishman who happens to play piano accompaniment […]

[AFF Review]…Hyde Park On Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson recounts the royal visit of King George VI (who you may remember from Colin Firth’s portrayal in The Kings Speech, depicted here by actor Samuel West), and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) to Hyde Park from the perspective of Daisy Suckley (Laura Linney), who at this time has recently become FDR’s (Bill […]

5 Films We’re Looking Forward To At The Austin Film Festival [AFF]

I’ve spent the last year covering independent films both at festivals and from my Netflix queue, and the ones I’m always most moved by are those that explore the many layers of our relationships with one another. Whether we’re family, friends or lovers, relationships are immensely complex, and if I may summarize a quote from […]

Austin Film Festival [AFF] Opens Today! (Some General Tips For Attendees)

The 19th Austin Film Festival and Conference starts today, and the schedule is packed with eight days of films, lectures and parties that you won’t want to miss. Anyone who’s been to a film festival knows it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate. As a festival connoisseur in the making, I thought I’d share […]