Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Scratched: Aoteaora’s Lost Sporting Legends

Year: 2022 Runtime: 12 minutes Director: Madeleine Chapman By Juli Horsford Director Madeleine Chapman takes us on a journey to the far reaches of New Zealand where Lee Ralph resides on a farm. He tends to the animals there and works as a farmhand to make it by. Ralph’s face is lined with age and he’s missing a few teeth. You’d never know he was … Continue reading Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Scratched: Aoteaora’s Lost Sporting Legends

TV Review: Prime Video’s A League of Their Own (First Impressions)

Year: 2022 Episodes:  8 (roughly 50-60 minutes) Creators: Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson Cast: Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Caden, Melanie Field, Chante Adams, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kate Berlant By Tom Moore Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” (1992) remains one of the best sports films of all-time with how it mixed an incredibly charming cast with the historic creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League … Continue reading TV Review: Prime Video’s A League of Their Own (First Impressions)

Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Review: 12 Mighty Orphans

There’s no sport movies love to romanticize and showcase as a pivotal component in coming together to overcome seemingly impossible odds more than American Football. Whether its overcoming racial divide, rough upbringings, terrible tragedy, or just wanting to see that obnoxious rich football team lose to the raggedy underdogs, football is mostly the sport of choice it seems. This film definitely falls into that same bucket of films like “Gridiron Gang” (2006), “We Are Marshall”(2006), or whichever one you favor as it tells the story, based around Jim Dent’s novel, of devoted high school coach Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson) leading a ragtag group of orphans to become one of the top football teams in Fort Worth, Texas during the Great Depression. Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Review: 12 Mighty Orphans

Review: A Secret Love

“Are you still holding out?” a man asks, seated across from his husband. Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel sit opposite the men and laugh in response. Despite being together for over sixty-five years, Pat has some hesitations about getting married. Those hesitations along with the couples’ life story are the subject of “A Secret Love” (2020).  Continue reading Review: A Secret Love