Give Me an A: Renegade Film Festival 2023 Review

Year: 2023 Runtime: 101 minutes Written by: Natasha Halevi (Created by, “Wraparound – The Cheerleaders,” “Abigail,” “Vascectopia”), Megan Swertlow (“The Voiceless”), Bonnie Discepolo (“DTF”), Trevor Munson (“DTF”), Danin Jacquay (“Good Girl”), Matthew Vorce (“Good Girl”), Annie Bond (“Our Precious Babies”), Sarah Kopkin (“The Walk”), Lexx Fusco (“mediEVIL”), Rowan Fitzgibbon (“mediEVIL”), Madison Hatfield (“Sweetie”), Megan Rosati (“Plan C”), Savannah Rose Scaffe (“Hold Please”), Avital Ash (“God’s … Continue reading Give Me an A: Renegade Film Festival 2023 Review

Sweet As: Berlinale 2023 Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Directed by Jub Clerc Written by Jub Clerc and Steve Rodgers Actors: Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Ngaire Pigram, Mark Coles Smith, Tasma Walton, Carlos Sanson Jr., Andrew Wallace, Pedrea Jackson, Mikayla Levy By Sarah Manvel Most movies about teenagers get it wrong. Either the teens are treated like little kids, behaving perfectly and being perfectly cared for, or they are treated like … Continue reading Sweet As: Berlinale 2023 Review

Review: Cocaine Bear

Year: 2023 Runtime: 95 minutes Director: Elizabeth Banks Writer: Jimmy Warden Actors: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Brooklyn Prince, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Margo Martindale By Caelyn O’Reilly As Anne Boleyn probably once said, execution is everything. Every year, dozens of movies with attention-grabbing animal attack premises flop onto streaming services (I remember the days when they clogged up … Continue reading Review: Cocaine Bear

Oscar Winning Women: Film Composers (Part 3 of 3)

By Brian Skutle If I was looking forward most to revisiting “The Full Monty” (1997), I was looking forward to revisiting our final film, Todd Phillips’s “Joker” (2019), the least. I have had very mixed feelings about this film since its release- would this watch change anything for the better? The Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic cellist and composer from a family of musicians. … Continue reading Oscar Winning Women: Film Composers (Part 3 of 3)

The Pod Generation: Sundance 2023 Film Review

Year: 2023 Runtime: 109 minutes Director/Writer: Sophie Barthes Stars: Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Eijofor, Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson, Jean-Marc Barr By Rosa Parra “The Pod Generation”(2023) is written and directed by Sophie Barthes and stars Emilia Clark, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson and Jean-Marc Barr. It follows married couple Rachel (Clark) and Alvy (Ejiofor) who are looking to grow their family in a new technologically … Continue reading The Pod Generation: Sundance 2023 Film Review