Lindsey Dunn is a Senior Readers' Advisory Librarian and Content Editor for NoveList. She has been watching and writing about movies for 13 years through several iterations of her blog and now on Elements of Madness. She loves all kinds of movies but has a weakness for anything that features characters who feel like outsiders or relationships that are complicated. You can more of more work at 1ofmystories.com or on twitter: @1ofmystories.
Still healing from the death of her mother, Becky (Lulu Wilson), an unusually sullen teenager, prepares to spend a weekend at the family lake house with her father Jeff (Joel McHale) and two dogs, Diego and Dora. Jeff has plans… Read More ›
Justin Kurzel’s rendering of Ned Kelly and his gang in “True History of the Kelly Gang” sizzles with punk rock energy.
Every culture has their notorious outlaws, and in Australia, probably no such figure looms larger than bushranger Ned Kelly, who famously wore a suit made of bulletproof armor during his last standoff with local authorities. While at least 10 movies… Read More ›
Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade’s coming of age film, “Abe”, is a love letter to all kids who don’t know where they fit in.
Growing up is confusing for the average pre-teen boy, but Brooklyn-born Abe (Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things) has more of a task than most. Born out of a cross-cultural marriage, Abe describes his identity as Palestinian Muslim/Israeli Jewish/American Brooklyn/and Gryffindor. Family… Read More ›
Heather Young’s “Murmur” Explores Aging, Addiction, and Animal-Human Connection. [Slamdance Film Festival]
Heather Young’s Murmur (2019) explores aging, addiction, loneliness, and the emotional pull of the animal-connection, through one woman’s experience while working in an animal shelter for court-mandated community service. This first full-length feature film directed by Young (Fish) won the… Read More ›