Review: The Lost Daughter

Year: 2021 Runtime: 124 minutes Writer/Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal Actors: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Mescal By Nicole Ackman A fair number of actors make the jump to the director’s chair and there are certainly skills they have that contribute to being a talented director, not the least of which is a strong understanding of how to work with actors. … Continue reading Review: The Lost Daughter

SXSW Online 2021 Review: “Best Summer Ever”

Year: 2020 Runtime: 72 minutes Directors: Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli Writers: Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli, Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington            Stars: Shannon DeVido, Rickey Wilson Jr., MuMu, Bradford Haynes, Emily Kranking, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Benjamin Bratt By Valerie Kalfrin The teen musical “Best Summer Ever” has a plot we’ve seen before — and the film, to its credit, knows that and winks … Continue reading SXSW Online 2021 Review: “Best Summer Ever”

Prime Viewing: Part 1

Are you climbing up the walls yet? Being in self-isolation is tough, but completely necessary (we can’t emphasis that enough). No fear, we’re here to help make things a little more bearable with some recommendations on films you can catch on Amazon Prime that just so happen to be from a female filmmaker. Hopefully, these films will keep you entertained and we hope there are some featured on here that you aren’t aware of. Let us know some of your recommendations in the comments below. Keep safe, stay indoors and use this time wisely…to catch up on some movies! Continue reading Prime Viewing: Part 1