Emily Maesar

Emily Maesar

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  • Potato Dreams of America

    Potato Dreams of America

    So… Wes Hurley is one of my new favorite filmmakers - let’s just start there. Potato Dreams of America is this precious, full-hearted film. It’s one that really hits all the right beats of being universal in its specificity, and fun in willingness to see the human condition in all its complexities. The film sits on a knife’s edge of tone, and it balances every aspect in the most enjoyable way possible.

    Read the rest of my review at MovieJawn.com: bit.ly/2QdrCpf

  • I Blame Society

    I Blame Society

    “I guess I just don’t know what ‘likeable’ is.”

    I Blame Society is Gillian Wallace Horvat’s baby. She wrote, directed and starred in the found footage style look at one woman’s quest to make a great film - no matter the cost.

    When Gillian’s friends give her a backhanded compliment that they think she’d “make a good murderer,” she decides to do what any millennial with a camera and a dream would: she aims to make a documentary about becoming…

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  • Women Is Losers

    Women Is Losers

    Abortion is such a massive, nuanced, and completely personal choice. Films about abortion are often emotional and specific, regardless of their genre. Women Is Losers is all of those things, but it also aims to give the subject the historical and financial context it often lacks in modern stories about abortion. All of which I think writer/director Lissette Feliciano handles with astounding care.

    Read the rest of my review at MovieJawn.com: bit.ly/38OzcNt

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    “I’m just someone who cares.”

    What’s more American than a healthcare scam that gets wrapped up in some mob shit? Nearly nothing! J Blakeson’s I Care a Lot is an exploration of just that, and it’s one of the most fun rides I’ve been on this year.

    Read my full review at MovieJawn.com: bit.ly/3004MTE

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