Author: Greggory Morris

STILL THE WATER is an exquisitely made 5-star art house film that is transcendent – yet audiences should know up front that scenes linger and linger and linger in an exquisite storytelling style that may test the patience of the not so patient

Unveiled at Cannes Nine years ago but not released theatrically until now. Premiered on VOD & digital MARCH 3, 2023. Streaming on Prime Video, Amazon, iTunes, Google Pay, VUDU Fandango, AppleTV, kanopy, DirectTV. Imagine getting into a sublime luxury car…

Film Review of Recently Re-released IRRESVERSIBLE (2002) with its companion IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT (2023) by Gaspar Noé.

Excerpt from the production notes: “On the original release of IRREVERSIBLE, critics responded vehemently, and the relationship between the violence of the film and its form was central to how it was perceived and valued. However, as yet, there has been little critical response to the Straight Cut and, as a result, there has been little discussion about how the revised structure impacts on the film’s meaning and the permissibility of its depiction of violence.”

This reviewer wonders what respected American filmmakers in these contemporary times will be saying about the new release. What will respected Filmmakers of Color as well as respected Film Reviewers of Color say? Last, but absolutely not least, what’s will be on the minds of respected women filmmakers and film reviewers? – Review by Gregg W. Morris


THE STALKING FIELDS writers and director use an inimitable story-telling style I’m tempted to regard as unique because of the surprising way so many film elements coalesced coherently. It easy to image that in the hands of other filmmakers it easily could have been a cheesy romp of a B movie. Cleverly controlled and measured frenzy throughout the film adds to its virtuosity. – By Gregg W. Morris

LEGIONS Film Review

A powerful shaman, Antonio Poyju (played by actor Germán De Silva), is locked away in an asylum as evil demonic forces threaten to take control of Argentina. He must escape the psychiatric hospital and find his daughter, Helena Poyju (played by actress Lorena Vega); their combined powers could save Argentina. But … Helena has forgotten her powers! Antonio must reteach her the ways of magic. Potential audience should know: LEGIONS has oodles of nattily done comedial scenes and vignettes and a head-spinning, out of this world, phantasmagoric ending. Review by Gregg W. Morris.


BACK TO THE WHARF (2020), directed by Chinese Filmmaker Li Xiaofeng, scheduled for North American VOD release January 17, 2023 is, 1, a gem of epic proportions with an a riveting plot that never ceases to thicken; it unfolds like a kinetically charged Rubik’s Cube; 2, superb acting and fascinating characters in unforgettable roles; 3, cinematography fabulous and profound; and 4, a soul-stirring, elegiac film score with a brooding trumpet that can pierce the coldest heart. Review by Gregg W. Morris