Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Year: 2022 Runtime:  119 minutes Director: Hannah Marks Writer: Vera Herbert Cast: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, Otis Dhanji, Josh Thomson By Tom Moore Director Hannah Marks’ third film, “Don’t Let Me Go”(2022), instantly grabs your heart with its incredibly likeable father/daughter bond and genuine character arcs, but unfortunately falls apart in its final act due to ill-conceived story turns and execution. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Exclusive Interview with Meg Messmer, Creator of “Intersection”

By Joan Amenn Meg Messmer is an incredibly talented actor best known for “Mr. Mercedes” (2018) and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2015) but is also gifted behind the camera and we are so lucky to be able to sit down with her and talk about her latest project, “Intersection” (2022), a miniseries now streaming on YouTube. A dark comedy with a very pertinent message, … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Meg Messmer, Creator of “Intersection”

Exclusive Interview with “Someone to Carry You” Writer/Director Cyrina Fiallo

In her latest short film, “Someone to Carry You”(2022), writer/director Cyrina Fiallo explores the nuances and beauty of female friendship. The film is an ode to her own friendship with her real-life friend Laura. It is a piece of art that blurs the lines between fiction and archival, art and artist. It is a lovely film that highlights the power of friendship and an ode to the people who see you for your unique self. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with “Someone to Carry You” Writer/Director Cyrina Fiallo

In Their Own League Hall of Fame: Jane Campion

Jane Campion is an extraordinary filmmaker. In fact, she’s the second woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and the first female filmmaker to receive the Palme d’Or; both of these achievements came for “The Piano” (1993). Campion’s films often feature strong female lead characters who rebel against the strict constraints of the society that they inhabit. She has an unique storytelling technique, often using all of aspects of the mise-en-scene to capture the world that her characters exist in, and plays around with non-linear editing in order to draw the audience in. She’s well overdue a place in our Hall of Fame, so we have decided to dedicate our next slot to her. Continue reading In Their Own League Hall of Fame: Jane Campion

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Shelton

By Morgan Roberts There are a number of women who are trailblazers behind the camera, but none as remarkable as Lynn Shelton. Raised in Seattle, Shelton’s earlier career was in editing for work in the area as well as creating experimental short films. In 2003, Shelton saw Claire Denis at Seattle’s Northwest Forum. At the talk, Denis discussed her start in directing and how she … Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Shelton

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SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”

More than 40 years after the workplace comedy 9 to 5 showcased three secretaries plotting against their sexist boss, the SXSW 2022 documentary Still Working 9 to 5 reunites stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton to talk workplace equality. More in this review from film site In Their Own League. Continue reading SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”