Shea Vassar

Shea Vassar
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
A Cherokee Nation citizen and journalist based out of Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). Shea loves Star Wars, OKC Thunder basketball, and anything cinema-related.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 95% Beans (2020) After almost a century of inaccurate representation, Beans is evidence that we have entered a Native cinema renaissance. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 100% Shiva Baby (2020) Shiva Baby confronts relevant fears that come with growing up along with the missteps that occur when trying to establish early-adulthood independence. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 97% Nomadland (2020) Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' is a portrait of a subculture who have chosen to escape from the unrealistic expectations of the capitalistic delusion. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
4.5/5 94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) 'Yes, God, Yes' feels new and specific to the character because of its commitment to sex-positivity. It is a break from today's chaotic world as it cannonballs into a time of teenage anxiety and naiveté. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
4/5 55% Sibyl (2020) From the beginning to end, Sibyl deals with a beautiful mess of emotions that is a direct result of asinine decision making and is a great reminder that we are all human. I mean, who can't relate to being a little messy? - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
2/5 83% The Whistlers (2020) Despite being pretty to look at and pleasant to listen to, the ending completely fizzles out. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4.5/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Tigers Are Not Afraid will touch the lives of many as the shared understanding of missing women and family members is not only seen in drug-torn Mexico but across the globe. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4/5 96% Atlantics (2019) Haunting each of its viewers in a way that can only be described as personal, Atlantics is a great start to a bright future for filmmaker Diop, as she is using the medium to tell a confident story that she knows best. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) The great performances and incredible filmmaking make this fictionalized tale of Frank Sheeran a story to end the decade, one that has seen many changes within the film industry - and hopefully introducing a new era of Martin Scorsese. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4/5 98% Varda by Agnès (2019) It is a final memo to us - a bittersweet note that is full of playful nostalgia, tender emotions, and wise advice for aspiring filmmakers and cinephiles. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
4/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) I applaud Ladj Ly for utilizing his artistic medium in attempt to advocate for his community and I hope that Les Misérables inspires other individuals to use their voice to comment on current events with a movie camera in their hand. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
3.5/5 90% Blood Quantum (2020) 'Blood Quantum' is a refreshing break from the same sad drama that is usually regurgitated when filmmakers, even those from an Indigenous or Native background, attempt to talk about the Indian experience. - Film Daze EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020