Question of the week – Which movie/tv genre(s) have you decided to stop watching?

Happy weekend all! I haven't done this question-of-the-week post in a looong time. Well, my pal Ted sent me an email about this topic and I thought it'd be a good one to pose to all you fine movie lovers out there. I'm hoping this would be an interesting discussion point as we'd all have different …

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MSPIFF review: L’Attesa (The Wait) starring Juliette Binoche

It seems tradition that during every film festival in town that I have at least one Juliette Binoche movie on my schedule. Well, she's still the main reason to see this one. The film centers on two women who's somehow thrown together just before Easter, set in a picturesque Sicilian town. The actors speak in both Italian …

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April 2016 Blindspot: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

It's been ages since I wanted to see A Streetcar Named Desire, not sure why I've put it off. I feel like I have watched it as one day I actually watched a bunch of clips from this film on youtube. There's of course the famous scene where Brando yelled 'Stellaaaaaaa...!' that's been parodied many …

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Weekend Roundup: Final weekend of MSPIFF 2016 + Review of Indonesian drama ‘A Copy of My Mind’

Time really does fly when you're having fun! The three-week MSPIFF festivities has concluded yesterday. I didn't see any movie on its last day, but I did attend a film panel titled Cinematic Voices with two documentary filmmakers… Nandita Ahmed, Producer A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Director The Seventh Fire …

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Everybody’s Chattin + A tribute to Prince… a towering music icon gone too soon

Oh what a day it's been… It's another sorrowful day for music lovers as another music icon just passed away. I had prepared this post for community links & highlight some new trailers, but in light of Prince's death, there's obviously a change of plans. But before we get to that… Let's get to those awesome …

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Indie Actor Spotlight: Tim Jacobs – star of the upcoming indie sci-fi ‘District C-11’

I'm always intrigued by indie sci-fi films and today I have the privilege to highlight an up-and-coming indie actor, who happens to be the boyfriend of my good friend/colleague Ashley. If you remember in 2013 I posted an interview with Tim Jacobs when he was working as an extra on RIPD. Tim has been one of …

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FlixChatter Review: Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016)

It's been ages since I saw the cartoon version of The Jungle Book. I have to admit I wasn't too keen on this remake idea when it was first announced, despite the amazing voice cast. But I love when films I wasn't even anticipating end up being such a pleasant surprise, and The Jungle Book did …

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MSPIFF Weekend Roundup: Women In Film panels + ‘The Fencer’ mini review

It's truly one of the best weekends weather-wise in the Twin Cities. It's 70+ degrees and sunny for three days in a row which is unusual as we do still get snow in April occasionally. It's also been a fun and insightful weekend for me at MSPIFF! FRIDAY After work I went to see one …

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Indie Film Spotlight: BEEBA BOYS + Q&A with director Deepa Mehta

I'm thrilled that MSPIFF is launching its Tribute Program on its 35th anniversary this year. The program recognizes the achievements of an international filmmaker whose work is making waves on a global scale. And they certainly made the perfect choice for its first honoree. Deepa Mehta is a pioneering female Canadian-Indian director, well known as the award-winning …

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Top Ten Favorite Actor Voices… that I can listen to for hours

Well, on Tuesday night I saw the press screening of The Jungle Book, which is a remake of the 1967 animated film. It was such a pleasant surprise, a visually-mesmerizing film with a simple-yet-moving story. That film is certainly an eye AND ear candy, with phenomenal voice actors like Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, …

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