THE STRINGS MOVIE REVIEW
Catherine (Tegan Johnston) has put her life on pause to hole up in seaside cottage in the dead of the Canadian winter to pour out her pain, frustration, and disillusionment into creating new music. However, the isolated cottage seems to have dark past that may be bleeding over into Catherine’s present, possibly influencing her art and personality. There’s also some stuff that rubs up on string theory… maybe. Plus, we get a sweet photographer played by Jenna Schaefer who doesn’t appear in the movie enough, and some gorgeous cinematography, and, damn, it looks cold there. Bradley, Robert, and Lewayne try to figure out how all those elements come together to become, “The Strings,” or, if it’s, somehow, physics gone wrong, and if anything beyond the music even works. Evaluate their theories by listening to their review of the arthouse? horror? movie, “The Strings.”
DIRECTED BY: Ryan Glover
STARRING: Tegan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, Lora Bidner, Toby Hendy, Tara Niewiadomski
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.
Robert Garza (Screener Squad)
If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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