"Fascinating to the point of repeat viewings."

- Variety

WINTER, 2019

My films are no longer streaming on Amazon Prime, but they will be available again soon on another platform. In the meantime, this N.Y. Times piece from last summer provides a cursory overview.

Below you can find synopses and reviews for each film.

AROUND THE BAY

  • A wealthy businessman asks his estranged daughter to live with him temporarily and care for his young son from a failed second marriage.
  • "A true find. Beautifully realized. Every single moment of the story rings true, aided by uniformly excellent performances." - IndieWire

CANARY

  • In the not-so-distant future, commercial brokering of human organs is a major growth industry, and Canary Industries is the leading firm in the business.
  • "Very different, period. Fascinating to the point of repeat viewings. This second feature by Alejandro Adams confirms him as an arresting talent." - Variety

BABNIK

  • When a sex trafficking ring takes an interest in a destitute young girl, Russian immigrants from various walks of life are sucked into an elaborate plot to abduct her.
  • "BABNIK marks Adams as a fresh directing talent. It’s a rousing success." - BoxOffice Magazine

AMITY

  • A divorced Air Force sergeant rents a limousine to surprise his estranged daughter at her high school graduation. Reeling from her rejection, he finds himself bonding with the limo driver until they encounter a group of rowdy women.
  • "I was absolutely floored by AMITY. A triumph on every level." - Mark Bomback, screenwriter (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE BATMAN)

CONTACT

If you've had a chance to watch any of the films, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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Things people have said about my films.


  • Phillip Lopate
    N.Y. Times

    Poignant and engrossing. A very fine film which stays with me.

  • Dennis Harvey
    Variety

    An arresting talent. Very different, period. Fascinating to the point of repeat viewings.

  • Jim Ridley
    Village Voice

    Micro in budget, macro in ambition, accomplishment, and scope. Prompts multiple viewings, and deserves them.

  • Glenn Kenny
    N.Y. Times

    Distinctive and provocative. Adams produces work that is too prickly and individual to categorize.

  • Mark Bomback
    Screenwriter
    (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE BATMAN)

    I was absolutely floored by AMITY. I’m not sure I’ve experienced a film quite like it. A triumph on every level.

  • Mike D'Angelo
    A.V. Club

    So much more ambitious and intelligent and accomplished than the films that come out of Sundance every year.

  • Karina Longworth
    L.A. Weekly

    A must see. Wildly ambitious and overwhelming. A fresh-feeling sense of dystopian dread.

  • Vadim Rizov
    Filmmaker Magazine

    Adams is playing on a whole other level.

  • Richard von Busack
    Metro

    Adams is no longer a local genius but a national contender.

  • Ray Greene
    BoxOffice

    BABNIK marks Adams as a fresh directing talent. It’s a rousing success.

  • Glenn Kenny
    N.Y. Times

    Adams has a deceptive style; initially his films seem loosely shot, but the aggregation of seemingly tossed-off scenes tightens like a noose.

  • Lauren Baggett
    Screen Anarchy

    It's a sucker punch of a film, and its creator is a master in the making.

  • Fernando Croce
    Mubi

    An adventurous filmmaker continuing to push forward. His use of actors, light, editing rhythms, and sound design are all calibrated to the emotions on the screen, and often to the extent of becoming nearly hallucinatory.

  • Charlie Olsky
    Indiewire

    A true find. Beautifully realized. Every single moment of the story rings true, aided by uniformly excellent performances.