Day 6 of Sundance is here! We have a busy day ahead!
Today is going to be a very long day in the features, but I am incredibly excited for what I have on the slate for today.
First up: "Fairyland"
A beautiful, sweet, emotional rollercoaster of a film. You'll smile. You'll cry. The film is based on Alysia Abbott's memior and finds such a perfect balance between her story and her dads.
Emilia Jones and Scoot McNairy deliver such impactful performances that elevate every scene. I hope this is a film that everybody has the opportunity to see this year. I'll definitely be picking up her memoir to reach more of her story. Beautifully done, especially for Andrew Durham's directorial debut.
Next up is the very highly anticipated documentary: "Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields"
This was a fascinating documentary about somebody who since I was a kid was one of the biggest stars in the world, and yet I knew so little about her career and the many struggles she's faced literally since her childhood.
The pain and trauma in Brooke Shield's career is so real. Between this documentary or the Brittany Spears doc and so many like it, it's just so repulsive how women have been, and are continually treated, especially in an industry where everybody things the woman owes them everything because she's famous. It's heartbreaking that so many women have these stories to tell. No woman, no human deserves to go through that. I'm glad to know that Brooke Shields is in a good place now. Look for it on Hulu Soon.
Next up: "Theater Camp"
This was such a fun film! Great original story and great laughs throughout. Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, and Nick Lieberman did an incredible job.
The kid actors were all excellent in this (very happy to see Alan Kim again since his role in Minari) and the rest of the cast was great as well. The original songs were so good and I hope we get at least some form of soundtrack from it. Hopefully it will hit theaters later this year.
Next up: "In My Mother's Skin"
From it's opening scene, this horror fairy tale had me hooked. I didn't fully know what to expect by this film, but it was creepy all throughout.
When this film hits Prime Video in the coming months, don't be deterred by the subtitles. The story is strong and the horror and gore is done incredibly well. I'll definitely re-watch it since I'm sure there are things I missed, but very happy with the first watch.