Film Fest 919, Film Reviews

FILM FEST 919: Motherless Brooklyn

There aren’t a lot of films like Motherless Brooklyn anymore, but there really should be. Motherless Brooklyn tells the story of Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a private eye with Tourette’s syndrome, whose life is turned upside down when his boss and father figure, Frank Menna…

Film Fest 919, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Just Mercy (Film Fest 919)

There are times when you can tell exactly what a movie is going to be before it even begins. Just Mercy is one of those movies. The film follows the real journey of lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who goes to Alabama after graduating…

Film Fest 919, Film Reviews

FILM FEST 919: The Two Popes

Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes catches you off-guard early. Mere minutes into the film, ABBA’s smash hit “Dancing Queen” begins playing over a montage of religious activities, letting the viewer know what kind of film they’re really in for. It’s a very fun needle drop…