Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: 2024 Sundance Film Festival Opens with Varied, Vibrant Independent Cinema

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival opened in Park City, Utah on January 18 with hundreds of films set to premiere over the next ten days. Several Third Coast Review critics […]

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

Recap: True Detective (S4, Ep1) — Mystery Series Returns as Night Country in Solid Premiere After Five-Year Hiatus

If you ignore the murder, tormented police, and general unpleasantness, True Detective is a show about the mystery of its protagonists. Whether they are good or bad, nihilistic or hedonistic, […]

Sam Layton /
Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Settlers Lays Bare a Hidden Chapter of Chile’s Genocidal Past

While American cinema has now begun to slowly (although not necessarily surely) reckon with the legacy of colonialism and white supremacy, Latin American cinema has long decried its brutal legacy. […]

Alejandro Riera /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: A Blossoming Friendship Is at the Heart of Spirited, Sweet Driving Madeleine

From the director of the Oscar-nominated Joyeux Noel, Christian Carion’s latest work is a far more intimate but equally moving affair. The film kicks off by placing Madeleine (Line Renaud), […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: As Earth Devolves into War, An American and Russian Space Crew Clash in I.S.S.

More an ethical puzzle than a proper film, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (known for the docs Blackfish and The Grab, as well as the narrative feature Megan Leavey), works from a […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Kevin Hart Dials Back the Antics for Lift, a Serviceable, Airborne Heist Movie

It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new Kevin Hart movie on Netflix. This time around, Hart forgoes comedy for something in the action-heist genre with Lift, in […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film & TV, Review, Television

Recap: Fargo (S5, Ep4) — Two Tense Home Invasions Frame Another Great Episode

The truth is undoubtedly Fargo‘s largest overarching theme. The original movie and now every episode of the show opens with text that declares that we are watching something that actually […]

Sam Layton /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Astounding and Grossly Captivating, The Zone of Interest Is Challenging, Frustrating and Essential Art

It may sound like an unlikely endorsement for a film, but stay with me here: The Zone of Interest will make you want to puke from discomfort and anxiety. Or […]

Lisa Trifone /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: In Occupied City, Filmmaker Steve McQueen Recounts Amsterdam’s History Through Its Present

In one of the most unique examinations of the past almost entirely using images of the present, director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Widows) brings us a provocative and […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Actor Jake Johnson Moves Behind the Camera for Original, Likable Self Reliance Co-Starring Anna Kendrick

Marking his debut as a writer/director, actor Jake Johnson brings us his funny and mostly charming take on reality shows, Self Reliance, in which he plays Tommy, a middle-aged guy […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Jason Statham Goes After the Queen Bee (and Her Son) in Violent Actioner The Beekeeper

If you deliberately turn up for a movie starring Jason Statham, I’m guessing The Beekeeper is exactly the type of movie you’re hoping will play. Directed by David Ayer (Fury, […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Twenty Years Later, Mean Girls Adds Music but Remains as Quotable as Ever

Rosalind Wiseman’s Queen Bees and Wannabes was published in 2002, a non-fiction guide for parents on the cliques and exclusionary behavior teen girls engage in during their formative high school […]

Lisa Trifone /