REVIEW: “PINK SKIES AHEAD”(2021) MTV Entertainment Studios

Year: 2021Runtime: 90 minutesWriter/Director: Kelly OxfrodStars: Jessica Barden, Henry Winkler, Mary J. Blige, Lewis Pullman, Michael McKean, Marcia Gay Hardin, Odeya Rush, Rosa Salazar Every few years we have our teen coming of age stories. The 70’s gave us “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, the 80’s was definitely the decade of teen films with ‘The Breakfast Club’ and every single John Hughes film, the 90’s gave us ‘Clueless‘; early 2000’s we … Continue reading REVIEW: “PINK SKIES AHEAD”(2021) MTV Entertainment Studios

Hot Docs International Film Festival 2021 Review: Lady Buds

Year: 2021 Runtime: 96 minutes Director: Chris J. Russo Cast: Sue Taylor, Chiah Rodriques, Felicia Carbajal, Karyn Wagner, “The Bud Sisters” By Joan Amenn Since 2016 when Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana use in California, it has been the best and worst of times for small cannabis farmers. Director Chris J. Russo is to be congratulated on a debut feature that is engaging, entertaining, educating … Continue reading Hot Docs International Film Festival 2021 Review: Lady Buds

Hot Docs International Film Festival 2021 Review: It Is Not Over Yet

The COVID pandemic has brought the issue of eldercare, particularly in nursing homes, into raised public awareness. The treatment of the elderly and their quality of life has become cause for renewed discussion, not just in the US but on a worldwide basis. Against this backdrop, “It Is Not Over Yet” (2020) is a particularly timely documentary as it explores one woman’s crusade to reform eldercare in her native Denmark. Continue reading Hot Docs International Film Festival 2021 Review: It Is Not Over Yet