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Cinequest 24' "Another Day In America"- movie review


ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA – a film that stands as the "anti Office Space."


Super Tuesday has just passed, serving as a stark reminder that one of the pressing issues facing our country is gun control. Regardless of your stance, writers and filmmakers are increasingly using their platforms to depict real-life societal challenges. Emilio Mauro, along with a standout female cast led by Alexis Knapp, Natasha Henstridge, and others, delivers a thought-provoking narrative in ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA – a film that stands as the "anti Office Space."


In this gripping production, reminiscent of Gus Van Sant's "Elephant," multiple storylines unfold over the course of a malevolent day. The characters embody the current surge of narcissism, ego, and influencer-driven culture, mirroring the attributes prevalent in TikTok videos. While the film revolves around an office shooting, the exploration of relationship dynamics reveals individuals grappling with the imperfections of the world, a theme underscored by the prevalence of equality in the workplace.


ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA delves into whether the progressive shift in societal thinking contributes to the escalation of workplace violence. Unlike traditional motives like affairs or harassment, the film hints at internal emotions and societal pressures pushing individuals beyond their limits. The inclusion of humor, especially in the portrayal of Human Resources, adds a unique layer to the narrative, questioning the impact of workplace issues in the era of evolving interpersonal dynamics.


The film prompts viewers to contemplate its title – "Another Day in America" – a reflection of the daily occurrences across the nation. In an era marked by heightened susceptibility to mental health issues exacerbated by social media, these incidents are likely to escalate. The movie raises the crucial question: are we merely reacting to the problem, or can we use it as a catalyst for lasting solutions?


ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA offers a powerful cinematic experience, earning a rating of 3/5. Emilio Mauro skillfully directs a cast that includes notable names like Alexis Knapp, Natasha Henstridge, Ritchie Coster, Paul Ben-Victor, Oliver Trevena, and Brian Goodman. This film transcends the screen, urging audiences to move beyond mere reaction and actively engage in finding solutions to the pressing issues it addresses.


3/5

ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA

Writer/Director: Emilio Mauro

Cast: Alexis Knapp, Natasha Henstridge, Ritchie Coster, Paul Ben-Victor, Oliver Trevena, Brian Goodman




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