MOSQUITO STATE MOVIE REVIEW
Writer director Filip Jan Rymsza presents “Mosquito State”, a film about a a wealthy Wall Street data analyst with an infestation of bloodsucking mosquitoes crashing his penthouse overlooking central park. The pests provoke plenty of paranoia for our protagonist while the housing crash of 2008 creeps ever closer. Beau Knapp plays the anxious auteur Richard Boca as he struggles with the chaotic data being spat out by his usually trusted computer programs, now professing utter disaster. Charlotte Vega as Lena del Alcázar is itching to know more about who Richard really is beneath the suit, tie, and swelling boils. Bradly, Melina, and Frank discuss the swarm of subtext, the comparison between mythical monsters and mosquitoes, and discuss whether or not this feature is profound, or a pest.
DIRECTED BY: Filip Jan Rymsza
STARRING: Richard Boca, Lena del Alcázar, Jack Kesy, Olivier Martinez, Audrey Wasilewski, Daisy Bishop, Dominika Kachlik, Maximilian Kubiak, Seetharaman Krishna, Hai Hung Dinh, Wojciech Bocianowski, Krystin Goodwin, Kelly Dean Cooper, Carolina Espiro, Mark McKinnon, Blaise Corrigan
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Melina Eames (Screener Squad)
Melina first discovered that she carried the nerd gene at the tender age of four following her exposure to a little film called A New Hope. In the twenty-some years that followed, Melina continued to grow into her geek identity through the discovery of Batman, Mst3k, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Mandalorian. But perhaps her most significant discovery came at the age of fourteen when a night of YouTube mining led her to the review site of Spill.com. Melina became a devoted follower whose fandom did not end with the site’s demise. By then, it had worked its dark magic and left her with a love and appreciation for film criticism that she has yet to shrug.
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
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