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Sorry, Ryan Murphy, but Kasra Farahani beat you to the punch with this politically charged thriller Tilt. What I’m betting is that American Horror Story: Cult will produce something at least a little more “fun” that what we got here. This movie, admittedly, may not be for me; I’m not a political person to speak of. I don’t follow the news on a daily basis, I avoid my Twitter feed, and I don’t get engrossed in the political world as if the “he said, she said” is even remotely entertaining or important to my life. I stay in my lane of knowledge, and I’m comfortable and happy — judge if you like, but at least I know my place. Here’s the thing: I understand the obsession because I share it with other topics and hobbies, I just don’t share it with politics. There are others who just… »
- Mike Hassler
As some films have gained new meaning under the Donald Trump regime (Always Shine, for example), Kasra Farahani’s Tilt was fully realized to be a knee-jerk reaction. No subtlety, all retaliation. They say that good genre films echo societal landscapes, and Farahani certainly holds nothing back – yet pregnancy paranoias and a crumbling America represent clashing narratives. Farahani works to splice their meanings, but parallel influences might have worked even better as two separate films. Go full angsty liberal or all father-in-fear. No reason to steal the other’s thunder.
Joseph Cross stars as Joseph Burns, a documentary filmmaker and hopeful parent-to-be. He’s just moved into a new house with wife Joanne (Alexia Rasmussen), where they begin their baby preparation months in advance. Joseph also hopes to wrap his latest project, Golden Age, which details the demise of our beloved “American Dream.” But with a baby on the way, »
- Matt Donato
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