Tag: jennifer valencia

#TIFF22 On Sophie Kargman’s Susie Searches (2022)

by Jennifer Valencia Susie Wallis (Kiersey Clemons) is an awkward young woman holding down part-time school, a job at Burger Bonanza, and an internship at the Sheriff’s office all while being the primary caregiver to her mother who has MS. She is quirky, unpopular with almost everyone she encounters and


by Jennifer Valencia (Director: Anthony Shim) This is a story that is not new to me. It may not be the exact same story, circumstances, or culture but it is a story many of us children of immigrants or immigrants ourselves know all too well. Riceboy Sleeps (2022) tells the

TIFF2021 – On Anita Rocha da Silveira’s Medusa (2021)

Review by Jennifer Valencia Medusa Directed by Anita Rocha da Silveira In Anita Rocha da Silveira’s Medusa (2021) a gang of creepy masked girls wearing creepy roam the streets at night beating up and “converting” any other women who they deem sinful, in the name of Jesus. This gang is

On Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990)

by Jennifer Valencia What can I say about Goodfellas (1990) that hasn’t already been said?  Why would I even tackle this film? I made myself a promise (I said I would watch all the AFI 100 Best Films and write about them), and I am going to see this through

Jenn’s Top 10 Scary Movies

by Jennifer Valencia Scary movies are not my area of expertise but I’ve always liked scary movies. When I say scary movies I mean more thrillers. I prefer them to horror films. I don’t like gore, I prefer to be scared off my couch or disturbed. I like thrillers that leave

On Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015)

by Jennifer Valencia Usually when I write reviews I take some time to put my thoughts together. I do research and make outlines. It often takes me a while to write. It’s a process that has worked well for me, but there are times I think I should reconsider this

Jenn’s Best of 2015

by Jennifer Valencia I have been away from writing for a long time but I am ready to come back and I thought a good place to start is to reflect on the films that pleased and amused me in 2015. Here’s my list organized by genre.   Comedy Before

On The 8 Fest 2015! Part One

January 30-February 1st at SPK Polish Combatants’ Hall, 206 Beverley Street, Toronto “The 8 fest is a unique Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes. The 8 fest is a

On Tim Burton’s Big Eyes (2014)

by Jennifer Valencia Tim Burton‘s Big Eyes is based on the true story of Margaret (Amy Adams) and Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz). Walter Keane was one of the most successful painters in the 50’s and 60’s due to the popularity of his paintings of big eyed waifs. With natural charm and

These Girls On Film Best Pick of Films From 2014

And so we watched a lot of movies this year, but while a few them left a huge impression on us, some stuck with us more than others. Here are some of our picks in no particular order and in the format according to each sister’s tastes. ********************************************************* Jacqueline Valencia‘s

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