Film Review

FilmSpring 2024Sundance

Josh Margolin’s “Thelma” is the Hard-Driving Action Film We Never Knew We Needed

As action movies go, we Americans like ours high octane, with pyrotechnics-a-plenty and full of young Hollywood stars to get the blood pumping and juices flowing. This winter at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Josh Margolin unveiled an action thriller that breaks all those rules yet gets us to a satisfying finish, all the same.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s “Rob Peace” Avoids the Heavy Hand of Cliché, Yet Still Misses the Delicate Balance the Film’s Subject Deserved

The thing you have to know about storytelling is perspective makes all the difference. One vantage point can tell a completely different story from another. So when telling the true story of a real life character, it’s important to get it right. But what’s the right perspective when it comes to exploring the complicated life of a brilliant, young African American scholar whose heart clearly lies in the troubled, depressed Orange, New Jersey community from which he emerged?

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