Nomadland, the tale of a woman who eschews convention to live out of her van while exploring her own spiritual road map, took top honors at the 2020 Indiana Film Journalists Association awards, winning four prizes including Best Film, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Chloé Zhao.… continue
Author: Evan Dossey
Administrator of Midwest Film Journal. Previously a staff writer for TheFilmYap.com, Evan has been writing film criticism in the Indianapolis area for over half a decade. He is a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. He also reviews Oreos.
Evan's annual look at Bionicle films continues with "Web of Shadows."
Evan reflects on his favorite films of 2020.
Not audacious, insightful or promising. Just weak.
A touching if somewhat formulaic look at the experience of a man caring for — and coping with — his wife as she faces Alzheimer's disease.
An awkward, exploitative and cruel documentary that does more to illustrate its filmmakers' lack of empathy than illuminate its central figure.
Evan awards no dollars to this episode and may God have mercy on its soul.
A bleak, low-budget melodrama using aggressive manipulation to its advantage.
Evan gets at one of Mando's more philosophical episodes.
The real tragedy is the toll on Evan's wallet in this turning-point episode.
A chronicle of the early days of COVID-19's spread.