The shortlist for the 2020 Academy Awards was released recently, and Sometimes, I Think About Dying directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz made the cut. This is great news for the film and the team working on it. Hopefully it ends up getting the nomination later on. It deserves that accolade as it’s such a singularly authentic cinematic experience.
The Fifth Sun is a 2018 documentary feature film directed by Matteo Maggi and starring himself, Brando Giannoni and Panu Heikkurinen. It’s a very interesting look at traveling.
Panu is a Finnish traveler. He is on a road trip from Helsinki to Cairns in Australia. He chases a full solar eclipse
Out of Crimes is a 2018 Chinese crime film directed by Peter ZUO and starring Jianjun Ding, Bo Dong and Haitao Wang among others. It’s a flawed, but mostly effective feature.
Miner Junpo’s daughter is seriously ill and needs urgent treatment. Unable to raise money anywhere for his child’s treatment, Junpo kidnaps his boss’s daughter.
Cosmos Obscura is a 2019 experimental short film directed, edited and produced by Kate Balsley. It’s a very atmospheric film.
The film is very experimental and abstract, somewhat similar to abstract art. It’s thus not for everyone, but it does manage to leave an artistic, positively weird impression owing to its strong mood very well accomplished due to great score and imagery.
Into My Life is a 2018 documentary short film directed by Ivana Hucikova and starring Cassandra Bromfield. It’s a wonderful film about remembrance.
Cassandra grew up in Brooklyn during the 60’s. Her mother was an artist and a skillful photographer. She captured on camera a lot of their family’s activities and her growing up throughout the years.