Christopher Honoré’s Sorry Angel (2018) embodies unrequited love at the face of impending mortality. At face value, the film sounds melodramatic, yet the three-dimensional characters on screen such as Jacques and Arthur offer a work full of life worthy of affection.
We the Animals (2018), directed by Jeremiah Zagar, is based off the eponymous, semi-autobiographical novel by Justin Torres, which captures the characterization of three brothers growing up in a working-class home in Upstate New York. The film’s cinematography appears in a dream-like montage, like a collection of home videos, offering a nostalgic presence set in dark greens of wilderness and backdrop blues. Aside from the vivid representation of rural Upstate New York, disordered homes, and hardships turned into children’s adventures, the film offers storyboard animations of Jonah’s (Evan Rosado) drawings.