Director Angel Manuel Soto shares his personal experiences that impacted his development of Sundance darling “Charm City Kings”

Nerdophiles was on hand to speak with Angel Manuel Soto, director of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival hit, Charm City Kings. Adapted from the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, Charm City Kings is the coming-of-age story of Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston, The Upside), a young kid who has just lost his older brother and desperately wants to […]

Jahi Di’Allo Winston on his groundbreaking lead role in the Sundance gem “Charm City Kings”

Nerdophiles was on hand to chat with Jahi Di’Allo Winston, star of the 2020 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize Winner for Ensemble Acting, Charm City Kings. The story, adapted from the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, follows Winston’s Mouse, as he navigates friendship, love, peer pressure, and biker boy aspirations. After the loss […]

“On The Rocks” – A Hilarious, Cozy Story about a Marriage in Turmoil

Release Date: October 1, 2020Director: Sofia CoppolaCast: Rashida Jones, Bill Murray, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick, Jenny SlateStudio: American Zoetrope Distributor: A24Spoilers: NoneIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★★★ It’s ironic how cozy On The Rocks felt since it’s a story about stagnation and uncertain infidelity inside a marriage. Laura (Rashida Jones), connects with her jet-setting, art-dealing, womanizing father, Felix (played […]

Funny, Feminist, Brilliant – Give Me More “Enola Holmes”!

Enola Holmes Release Date: September 23, 2020Director: Harry BradbeerCast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham CarterStudio: Legendary EntertainmentDistributor: Netflix Spoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★★★ This film ticks all the boxes: 19th Century England, political intrigue, chafing against feminine norms, choreographed fight scenes, dueling mysteries, and the littlest Holmes sister. I’ve got three […]

Chemical Hearts Depicts Trauma in a Realistic Way

Release Date: August 21, 2020Director: Richard TanneCast: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah JonesStudio: Page Fifty-Four PicturesDistributor: Amazon StudiosSpoilers: MediumIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★★☆ Chemical Hearts is a teenage love story. But more than that, it’s a story about recovering from trauma. Grace (Reinhart) was in a car accident with her boyfriend, and he didn’t survive. She […]

Boys State: The Event vs. the Documentary

Release Date: August 14, 2020Director: Amanda McBaine, Jesse MossStudio: Concordia Studio, Mile End FilmsDistributor: A24, Apple TV+Spoilers: N/AIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★☆☆ Nerdophiles Review: Oh, this is a tough one. I have a lot of feelings about this documentary, and I think most of them can be categorized as ‘deep concern for the future of our democracy.’ […]