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Kyle Kizu

Outer Space Kids Movie Review - 2019 George Gounezos Short Film

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019 Review: George Gounezos’ ‘Outer Space Kids’

“The film itself doesn’t have a clear narrative structure, but that’s not at all a detriment. ‘Outer Space Kids’ is more so an experience, a glimpse into a world of art that exists beyond socially constructed borders.”

Jupiter! Movie Review - 2018 Carlos Abascal Peiro Short Film

Clermont-Ferrand 2019 Short Film Review: Carlos Abascal Peiro’s ‘Jupiter!’

“Oftentimes, shorts will hammer home their endings, but Peiro executes his conclusion quickly, and with full confidence.”

The Wandering Earth Movie Review - 2019 Frant Gwo Film

Review: Frant Gwo’s ‘The Wandering Earth’

“If ‘The Wandering Earth’ is China’s first step in big budget space adventure, it promises a giant leap not far down the line.”

Fabiana Movie Review - 2018 Brunna Laboissière Documentary Film

IFFR 2019 Bright Future Review: Brunna Laboissière’s ‘Fabiana’

“Documentaries always warrant ethical questions about the narrative process, and Laboissière is impressively restrained with her direction.”

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Movie Review - 2019 Brian Follmer Film

IFFR 2019 Bright Future Review: Brian Follmer’s ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’

“‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ finds a solidly affecting balance of lightheartedness, satire and true, resonant emotion in its final 20 minutes…”

Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

“‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ is such an apt title because the experiences of these soldiers are made entirely immediate, through both technical and narrative care. Peter Jackson reaches into the past and immortalizes those lives through film.”

The Harmony of ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ and ‘Loving Vincent’

“Both films are not only shaped by artists that understand van Gogh as an artist, they’re shaped by people that understand distinctly how van Gogh’s art made him human.”

Why ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

“In a way, the Coens complete the arc of the film, tying it together cohesively, by suggesting that the arc is random, sometimes cruel, and sometimes meaningless.”