All posts by "Evan Amaral"

It’s frustrating when a great performance is trapped in a mediocre film. Such is the case of Daniela Vega, an immensely gifted performer and one of the most extraordinary recent ...

From the first day of my introductory film class, there was one particular type of film that, frustratingly, everyone wanted to talk about — the puzzle film. These films focus ...

Just like any awards season, this year’s Oscar nominations revealed no shortage of snubs or surprises when they were announced Jan. 23. But this highly competitive race will end in ...

When discussing works of art, nothing is truly “perfect,” but plenty of works come close. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” is one of those films. Audiences are greeted ...

In a Death Star-sized count of 4,232 theaters, one of the year’s most surprisingly idiosyncratic films arrived this December. Even more shocking is that the film is the latest in ...

Every so often, a filmmaker comes along who  proves himself or herself as a master of their craft. In 2017, that filmmaker is Dee Rees. Her breakout first feature, 2011’s ...

The places and times in which we grow up often become inextricable from our future selves, whether we like it or not. Some films attempt to capture that sentiment, but ...

Today’s Hollywood producers appear to not take children seriously. Family-friendly film is often a problematic genre for this reason, with studio executives at times pandering to cheap laughs and messages ...

Sixty-five million people in the world today have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Those millions flee the lives they were born into because of war, oppression, resource scarcity and ...