Musings on TV Series Recently Watched: Howards End + Call My Agent! (Dix Pour Cent)

Ok so before we close out the month, I thought I do another quick review/commentary of some shows I've been enjoying. As most of us in the Upper Midwest are forced to hibernate thanks to the darn Polar Vortex, well, here are shows well worth binging on. Yes I'm well aware most of the shows …

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FlixChatter Review: STAN & OLLIE (2019)

Review by Vitali Gueron You don’t have to be a Laurel and Hardy expert to appreciate Jon S. Baird’s latest movie Stan & Ollie. The Laurel and Hardy biopic (released in late 2018 to qualify for OSCAR contention) is currently out at the Landmark Edina Theater in the Minneapolis area and further expanding in the …

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Short Film Spotlight: FORGET ME NOT + Q&A with director Nicholas Goulden & producer Angela Godfrey

As a film blogger, I'm so fortunate that I got to 'meet' filmmakers (whether virtually or in person) from all over the globe and help champion their work. I first learned about Forget Me Not in early 2017, right when I was I was in crazy pre-production mode working on my own short film Hearts …

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Musings on 2019 Oscars nominations

Well it's one of those mornings that cinephiles always wait for year after year… the morning Oscar nominations are announced. I for one don't go out of my way to wake up early to see it live, but when I woke up, of course I immediately tried to see who's shortlisted. Right away I noticed …

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FlixChatter Review: GLASS (2018)

Written & Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson I collected comic books as a kid during the late 70s through the 80s. As an introverted 8 year old, comics (from DC to Marvel, to Batman, X-Men, and eventually to graphic novels) provided a sense of wonder and mystery. Even …

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MN Short Film Spotlight: 100,000 Miles A Second + Interview w/ filmmakers/cast

As I have mentioned on the TCFF page, it's time for another Minnesota Shorts Showcase, sponsored by Twin Cities Film Fest! Last week I had the privilege of chatting with the writer, producer and leading lady of one of the short films screening this Saturday… the highly acclaimed 100,000 Miles A Second (which I think …

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Musings on TV Series Recently Watched: Bodyguard & SS-GB

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (I think you can still say that until at least mid January, right?) It's a relatively mellow weekend for me and I realize I haven't actually written a review in 2019 yet but I've been bingeing a ton of shows in the past month or so. I've blogged about Daredevil Season 3 …

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FlixChatter Review: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Directed by Rob Marshall | Screenplay by David Magee Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters There are few things I hold dear to my inner child’s heart, one of them being Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964) starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Regarded as a classic, the 1964 film succeeded on so many …

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Indie Film Spotlight: THE GOOD EXORCIST + Interview with MN filmmaker Josh Stifter

As I've been blogging for more than a decade, it's always a joy and privilege to feature indie filmmakers and supporting their work. Josh Stifter is a local Minneapolis filmmaker who had the opportunity to be a part of the reality show for El Rey Network (elreynetwork.com) and he got to make a $7k feature …

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Top 10 Films of 2018 + Honorable Mentions

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and may 2019 bring you much joy, success and wonderful moments! Well, it's time for the obligatory Top 10 Films of 2018. Since there are still plenty of 2018 movies I have not seen yet, I should preface this post with the fact …

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