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 breakout talents. In fact, she made history as the first ...

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 on plot twists and storytelling that diverges from standard definitions ...

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 with one of the warmest, most moving and heartbreaking films ...

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 Disney’s corporate resuscitation of the “Star Wars” franchise, following the ...

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 “Pariah,” is a low-budget independent film about the adolescence of ...

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 that insult the intelligence and imagination of their intended audience. ...

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 a variety of other factors. It’s a human rights challenge ...

Do you trust people? In our modern age, it’s a question some rarely think about. Our every move is surveilled by technology; our every action is judged by those around us. Yet, when we’re confronted with this notion of trust, ...