Film Reviews by Joanne Laurier
By Joanne Laurier, 13 January 2021
The Midnight Sky, a post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by George Clooney, is done with some care and sensitivity, but ends up primarily as an exercise in resignation.
By Joanne Laurier, 6 January 2021
The movie follows a Native American teenager through various trials and tribulations. Set in western Michigan in the 1970s, Once Upon a River recounts the adolescent’s supposed emotional education.
By Joanne Laurier, 19 July 2017
Accattone is the story of Rome’s “subproletariat,” in Pasolini’s phrase, and its plight, dramatically concentrated in the “Passion” of one impoverished man.