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Things That Binds Us

A drama that delves into the tensions of two estranged sisters.
4/5

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Tevin Thompson’s family drama is a poignant exploration of fractured relationships and unspoken sacrifices. Anchored by powerful performances from Felicia-Miracle Cipolla and Jenafer Thompson as the estranged sisters, Johann and Lisa, the narrative delicately peels back the layers of their tension, unveiling a compelling tale of familial complexities. The film skillfully delves into the aftermath of Lisa’s return home from military service, exposing the secrets and burdens that have strained their relationship.

The film’s strength lies not just in its emotional depth but also in its restrained yet impactful storytelling. Thompson expertly captures the nuances of family circumstances, portraying a loving African-American family under the guidance of Joseph L. Smith’s patriarchal character. The confined setting serves as a powerful backdrop, intensifying the emotional stakes as the narrative unfolds.

Despite its low-budget nature, the film shines with its well-crafted cinematography courtesy of Norman Luce. The use of incidental music adds a layer of emotional resonance, enhancing the film’s flow and structure. The performances by the entire cast are outstanding, drawing viewers into the characters’ lives and making every moment on screen captivating.

In essence, Thompson’s film is a touching and authentic portrayal of familial relationships, skillfully executed from start to finish. Its ability to address complex issues with sincerity and depth, coupled with stellar performances and thoughtful direction, makes it a truly engaging and emotionally resonant cinematic experience.

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Things That Binds Us

A drama that delves into the tensions of two estranged sisters.
4/5

Review

Tevin Thompson’s family drama is a poignant exploration of fractured relationships and unspoken sacrifices. Anchored by powerful performances from Felicia-Miracle Cipolla and Jenafer Thompson as the estranged sisters, Johann and Lisa, the narrative delicately peels back the layers of their tension, unveiling a compelling tale of familial complexities. The film skillfully delves into the aftermath of Lisa’s return home from military service, exposing the secrets and burdens that have strained their relationship.

The film’s strength lies not just in its emotional depth but also in its restrained yet impactful storytelling. Thompson expertly captures the nuances of family circumstances, portraying a loving African-American family under the guidance of Joseph L. Smith’s patriarchal character. The confined setting serves as a powerful backdrop, intensifying the emotional stakes as the narrative unfolds.

Despite its low-budget nature, the film shines with its well-crafted cinematography courtesy of Norman Luce. The use of incidental music adds a layer of emotional resonance, enhancing the film’s flow and structure. The performances by the entire cast are outstanding, drawing viewers into the characters’ lives and making every moment on screen captivating.

In essence, Thompson’s film is a touching and authentic portrayal of familial relationships, skillfully executed from start to finish. Its ability to address complex issues with sincerity and depth, coupled with stellar performances and thoughtful direction, makes it a truly engaging and emotionally resonant cinematic experience.

The Things That Bind Us Short Film

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