Film Reviews by Joanne Laurier

George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky: Not doing a good job of looking after the planet

By Joanne Laurier, 13 January 2021

The Midnight Sky, a post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by George Clooney, is done with some care and sensitivity, but ends up primarily as an exercise in resignation.

Once Upon a River: A Native American girl wanders the waterways

By Joanne Laurier, 6 January 2021

The movie follows a Native American teenager through various trials and tribulations. Set in western Michigan in the 1970s, Once Upon a River recounts the adolescent’s supposed emotional education.