Black Bear — which premiered in January this year at the Sundance Film Festival — at first seems like your prototypical festival entry and not necessarily in a good way either: a dialogue-driven drama shot on handheld cameras, with overt horror overtones and a scathing portrayal of indulgent characters in the world of indie filmmaking.… continue
Author: Mitch Ringenberg
Mitch Ringenberg has written about film in some capacity since his time at his high school newspaper. Nowadays, when he's not teaching middle school language arts, Mitch can be found in Bloomington, Indiana, ranting incoherently on Letterboxd, binge-reading and being insufferable about all things pop culture.
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