“The film team is so strong and the direction so fine that it’s simply hard to believe this is actually Talbot’s first full-length feature film.”~The Playlist
Aroview: An impressionistic drama exploring the current American housing crisis from the perspective of a young black man attempting to reclaim his childhood home in a since gentrified San Francisco neighborhood. An beautiful depiction of the city in flux.
5 stars (Exceptional) It is truly exceptional, a brilliant, love/ hate letter to San Francisco. The race and class portrayals are brilliant and nuanced. The actors are superb, the cinematography impressionistic and realistic in turn. Awesome, it made me miss SF.~bikewrench
5 stars (Exceptional) Gentrification and Red Lining/ Sensitive and joyful script, some really sad bits, worth watching for the history of San Fran and the friendships explored. 40 Acres & Mule influence.~Cruella
3 stars (Good Enough) Interestingly different, with a rather distinctive humour. A harsh and true criticism of the gentrification of the heart of the residential district of SF so that most ordinary people cannot live there anymore. A lesson for South Auckland?~Sandy