#VicksFlicks Terse Twitter Reviews: 48th Annual Nashville Film Festival

 In Nashville, Terse Twitter Reviews

 THE VOID

2.5 out of 5 stars

Disgusting horror film w/ your fair share of psychos wearing sheets, monstrous human-creatures, & a mad doc playing God. It succeeds in being old school scary, but the more you get, the more it becomes a real shit show.

THE WHITE KING

2.5 out of 5 stars

A drama of dictatorship consuming the world, & a young boy trying to seek justice for his father. Jonathan Pryce brings the force we don’t get enough of in this film. It may give some effort,but ultimately seems to be uninterested in providing tension-filled, thought-provoking moments.

QUEST

4 out of 5 stars

The Rainey family in Philly face horrific hardships,but carry a heavy amount of hope in this sensational doc about life. Their gratefulness & love beams through the screen; it’s a slice of life that’s tough but also awakening.

ACTORS OF SOUND

3.5 out of 5 stars

Foley artists are in the shadows,bringing noises of everyday movements to countless movies & TV. This light weighted, but fascinating doc shines a light on their human touch of imaginative creation & artistry. Their props & methods are uncanny to any other job in the world.

 UNREST

3.5 out of 5 stars

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome still has doubters,but this daring doc by Jennifer Brea not only shows the resilience in her own life & marriage, but those forgotten all around the world. The devastation of this illness is terrifying; though Brea’s revealing journey makes it seem conquerable.

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

4 out of 5 stars

A surprisingly insightful doc about a dying typewriter shop & the dissection of the machine itself. It’s a passion for many about seeing & feeling the process of creation that Apple can’t provide. New life is wonderfully given to typewriters as is our appreciation for a forgotten past time.

SEOUL STATION

2 out of 5 stars

This animated zombie prequel to can’t deliver the thrills like the real thing. Being animated makes it feel fake & too safe. And that’s not quite what you want when witnessing a living dead person chewing on someone’s brains.

MENASHE

2.5 out 5 stars

Ultra-orthodox Judaism is in the forefront of a tender story about a father trying to hold onto his son, even when everyone around him labels him a failure. And while this underdog story is endearing, it’s also simple w/ nothing note-worthy to take away from it. It just exists instead of impress.

THE COMMUNE

3 out of 5 stars

A mix of melodrama & raw emotion involving friends whom decide to move in together to become a big awkward, heretical family. It becomes life-altering for some, a wake-up call of what they need/lack in life. Dyrholm gives a heart-wrenching performance as a defeated woman painfully submitting to life’s complexities.

 DOG YEARS

3 out of 5 stars

It’s an underutilized, underwhelming story, but the director has a dedicated Burt Reynolds & music that drives its faded fame & regret themes home. Essentially, it’s an appreciation for who Reynolds was & is, & how he should be remembered. This love letter to the legendary actor is a trip down memory lane w/ the best of intentions.

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH

4 out of 5 stars

An alarming, infuriating doc about our public education disappearing w/ the kids being the ones left to suffer for it. Privatizing schools makes no sense & cheating any child out of the opportunity to learn is damn disgraceful.

BOMB CITY

3.5 out of 5 stars

A well-crafted movie w/ authentic portrayals in a true story of an incredible injustice by associating one’s looks w/ a lifestyle. It brings an intense, in-your-face brutality of a horrific hate crime in a Texas town that’ll never be the same.

Brandon Vick is the resident film critic of the SoBros Network, and star of Brandon’s Box Office In Your Mouth. Follow him on Twitter@SirBrandonV and be sure to search #VicksFlicks for all of his latest movie reviews.

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