Year: 2022 Runtime: 22 minutes Director/Writer: Elle Jae Stewart Actors: Elle Jae Stewart, Marcus Henderson, Chloe Paige Flowers By Valerie Kalfrin Billed as the proof-of-concept pilot for a series, the short “Public Relations” packs a lot of soapy drama into 22-minutes but leaves little room for developing its characters or caring what happens next. Creator Elle Jae Stewart (The American Theatre of BEing Documentary) stars as Chelsea, a … Continue reading Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Public Relations
Film Critic Calum Cooper steps into the galaxy far, far away to give his thoughts on Star Wars’ new Disney+ show, Obi-Wan Kenobi Continue reading “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (2022) Review
Film critic Calum Cooper writes about the power and themes of Netflix’s criminally underrated Arabic drama series, AlRawabi School For Girls. Continue reading AlRawabi School For Girls: A Thrilling and Thought-Provoking Lambasting of Patriarchy
Year: 2021 Runtime: 77 minutes Director: Heather O’Neill By Joan Amenn The organization “Reporters Without Borders” states that 50 journalists were killed in their line of work in 2020, 84% of which were deliberately targeted. Although not a very large number, it is important to keep in mind that while journalism has inherent risks as a profession, journalists and their news crews are increasingly being … Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Review: No Ordinary Life
It’s a high stakes drama with a range of characters, cutthroat ambition, sex and drugs. There will be secrets, backstabbing and office politics as characters seem willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead. Continue reading Industry: #LFF20 review
There was a recent post on Twitter asking for the film community to name a female filmmaker but not name famous directors Sofia Coppola or Greta Gerwig. Sure, people were able to name other directors. However, I was struck by the fact that there are truly so many women working behind the camera, but only a few are widely known by audiences. Continue reading Editorial: There Are More Female Directors Than Gerwig and Coppola (And We Need to Learn Their Names)
The Muppets are beloved all over the world for their love, friendship, loyalty, mayhem, and can-do attitude. They’ve proven to be capable of adapting their offering to changing times and trends, adding new characters frequently. So as Muppets Now progresses I hope they introduce more female Muppets into the upper tier of recurring characters. Maybe we can fill this fifth slot. Continue reading The top 5 (ish) female Muppets
(Photograph owned by Rachel Feldman. Photograph of Feldman and cinematographer Nancy Schreiber shot by Erin Brown.) By Special Guest Writer Rachel Feldman I have grey hair, no longer menstruate, and am a Hollywood director. For 35 years I endured employment discrimination and exclusion in my industry. Luckier than most, I managed to carve out a decent career, with some great jobs albeit in fits and … Continue reading Don’t Shut the Door.
he’s a badass with a vocabulary full of vulgarities. Her favorite colors are black and red, but also pink and blue. Some people call her crazy, but she only wants to be graciously considered the most dangerous villain of the New New Gotham. Is it too much to ask? What else does Harley Quinn have to do?
The most notorious anti-heroine is back in the second season of the “Harley Quinn” series. Justin Halpern, Dean Lorey, and Patrick Schumacker bring even more carnage, more limbs flying around, and more blood splattering. Continue reading The Second Season of “Harley Quinn” Establishes and Celebrates the Anti-Heroine’s Sexuality
HBO Max launched at the end of May, and while some aspects of the new streaming service may have been too ambitious, the anchoring series, “Love Life” was perfectly timed.
Sam Boyd’s “Love Life” centers on Darby (Anna Kendrick) as she finds and loses love over the course of a decade of her life. We see her fall in love with future Bernie Bro Augie (Jin Ha), have brief encounters with the likes of Danny Two Phones (Gus Halper), and date an older man Bradley (Scoot McNairy). Continue reading Review: “Love Life” and the Human Connection