Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: A Slight but Entertaining Thriller, Monolith Follows a Disgraced Journalist on a New, Mysterious Investigation

One-character thrillers are tough to pull off under the best of circumstances, but first-time feature director Matt Vesely and screenwriter Lucy Campbell actually make Monolith feel less like a one-woman […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Father and Daughter Journey Toward Reconciliation (and Rehab) in Bleeding Love

Family drama is rarely depicted on screen with quite such bite as Bleeding Love, which casts real-life father and daughter Ewan McGregor and Clara McGregor playing an estranged father and […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Bob Marley: One Love has a Narrow Focus on the Complicated, Robust Life of the Musician and Activist

Rather than attempt to tell the complete life story of iconic singer/songwriter Bob Marley, the latest from director Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men, King Richard, Joe Bell), Bob Marley: […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Dakota Johnson Enters the Marvel Universe with Madame Web, a Frustrating Addition to the Spider-Man Franchise

Unlike some (many?), I haven’t grown weary of superhero films as a genre. What I have grown exhausted by are specifically Sony-made Spider-Verse movies that try to walk the line […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Harmless Workplace RomCom Upgraded Isn’t Exactly First Class Fare

Certainly better than I was expected from what is essentially a rom-com with slightly more emphasis than normal on the profession of the female lead, Upgraded tells the tale of […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Jay Duplass Stars in Ghostwritten, a Murky Literary Mystery on an Isolated Island

In this moderately effective take on the question of where inspiration truly comes from in the arts, Ghostwritten comes from writer-director Thomas Matthews (Lost Holiday) and follows the travails of […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Semi-Autobiographical Suncoast Offers an Uneven if Well-Intentioned Coming-of-Age Story

In this strange, semi-autobiographical story from debut writer-director Laura Chinn, Suncoast tells the story of teenager Doris (Nico Parker), growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her mother Kristine (Laura […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: How to Have Sex Is a Sharp and Emotional Examination of Young Womanhood and Sexuality

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes 2023 and the debut feature from writer-director Molly Manning Walker, How To Have Sex is a fully immersive party girl experience […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Lisa Frankenstein Aims to Reimagine the Feminist Thriller, But Fails to Spark Any Life

The biggest problem with the latest film from writer Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body, Juno, Young Adult) isn’t that it doesn’t have many original ideas. It’s meant to be something of […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Tótem, Lila Avilés’ Sophomore Directing Effort, Is a Small, Intimate Film With Big Heart

We all have different mechanisms for coping with death or its imminent arrival. In the case of seven-year-old Sol’s family in Tótem, Mexican filmmaker Lila Avilés’ delicate second feature, that […]

Alejandro Riera /
Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: Sundance Film Festival Shines in Sharp Comedies, Biographical Documentaries and an Irish Rap Trio

As our Sundance Film Festival coverage draws to a close, our critics reflect on the films that left the best impressions, from a touching documentary about the original Superman to […]

Third Coast Review Staff /
Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: Sundance Film Festival Offers Warm Comedies, Moving Documentaries and More, Each Entertaining In Their Own Way

At the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, many of the movies feel like experiences one can’t have anywhere else. From a documentary featuring a legendary Saturday Night Live friendship to a […]

Third Coast Review Staff /