A film blogger’s journey into indie filmmaking – writing/producing ‘Hearts Want’ short film

It's been forty plus years in the making. No, no, it didn't take me 40 years to write the script, though if I had written something as an infant I might've been a literary genius by now. Some of you know my life's been consumed by my short film project lately. Well, I had just …

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Guest Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016)

Directed By: Niki Caro Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Runtime: 2 hr 7 minutes The diversity of Holocaust-themed movies has increased over recent years as filmmakers try different storytelling approaches to keep alive our collective memory of what happened. One film that has divided the critics is The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016). While most of this …

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Guest Review – Rough Night (2017)

Directed By: Lucia Aniello Written By: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs Runtime: 1 hr 41 minutes I’ve been lucky enough to have had two amazing friends in my life since elementary school: Sarah and Annalise. We’ve seen one another at our most awkward, share the same stupid sense of humor, and can talk to each other …

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Guest Review: ALONE IN BERLIN (2016)

Directed By: Vincent Perez Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl Runtime: 1 hr 43 minutes War films are stories writ large about aggression between nations. Few of them explore small-scale human undercurrents of suppressed dissent inside the countries at war. Alone in Berlin (2016) does this by looking at an ordinary working-class couple and their compulsion …

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FlixChatter Review – The Mummy (2017)

Hoping to start their shared universe of monster films, Universal decided to reboot one of their earlier successful franchises with The Mummy. With Disney and Warner Bros. ranking in big dollars at the box office with their superhero flicks, Universal is hoping this so called Dark Universe will bring in big money for them as …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + ‘Professor Mars & The Wonder Women’ Teaser Trailer

Hello folks! What's happening in your world? As you can imagine my life is still pretty much consumed by my short film… and will be so for at least the next year. Hearts Want is currently on post production now, specifically in editing… where most of the magic of filmmaking happens. In the meantime, I've …

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FlixChatter Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

I started writing this review just a day after seeing it. It has become a rarity for me to be able to write reviews so soon after I saw it but I felt… compelled, yeah that's the right word, to get my thoughts out as the film opens. Thankfully the embargo ends Wednesday night! I'm …

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