TCFF19 Review: LAST CALL (2019)

Last Call is a technical feat. It is a continuous shot film made doubly impressive by the fact that it is a split screen for the entire movie. That’s right. Last Call is a continuous shot film twice over. One screen is entirely devoted to single working mother Beth (Sarah Booth). The other features Scott …

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TCFF19: DAY 2 Recap + Reviews: Well-Groomed doc | Black Hat + Misdirection (short)

It's another gorgeous Autumn day for the second day of TCFF! It's an extra special day for me as the short film I helped produced last year, MASTER SERVANT was screened last under under the ALL THE WRONG PLACES short block, which was sold out! In fact, TCFF is adding a second screening of that …

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TCFF19 Review: JOJO RABBIT (2019)

JoJo Rabbit is one of those films that I'd call deceptively-flippant. If you've seen at least one trailer or promo clip, you'd automatically assume this would be a bizarre comedy. Well you wouldn't be wrong either, but there is so much more in this than meets the eye. That's the beauty of Taika Waititi's work, …

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TCFF19: DAY 1 Recap + WORKING MAN (2019) review

So it begins!! Today is the start of Twin Cities Film Fest's 10th Anniversary... the first of eleven-day film festivities descends upon Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatres at The Shops at West End. Thankfully our opening night happens to be on a lovely Autumn evening, the sun hasn't set yet and I had a few minutes …

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FlixChatter Review: LUCY IN THE SKY (2019)

You may have heard about a newsworthy story back in 2007, when an a NASA astronaut drove from Houston, Texas to Orlando, Florida (roughly 900 miles) in record time to (and allegedly wearing an adult diaper the whole way) in order to confront and kidnap a fellow female NASA astronaut who was involved in a …

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In-flight Watching Recap: The Wedding Guest + The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Thank goodness for in-flight entertainment! I was on a trip to Eastern Europe recently, in fact I just got back about a week ago. Sleep are often elusive on long flights, so I used the time to catch up on movies I've been curious to see. I rewatched parts of Aladdin on my way to …

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FlixChatter Review: JOKER (2019)

There seems to be a sudden influx of villains getting their big screen treatment lately (there's Venom last year, Birds of Prey trailer is just released highlighting Joker's own girlfriend Harley Quinn, and Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens two weeks after Joker). But the again, antiheroes have always made such intriguing protagonists. In case …

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FlixChatter Review: JUDY (2019)

If you have not seen Judy Garland play Dorothy Gale in in the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz than please stop reading this review now and go watch it! For everyone else, you know just how much fame and glory Judy Garland got for being the lead in the movie. But many don’t …

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FlixChatter Review: Downton Abbey (2019)

The popular period drama tv series spanning six seasons is back. This time on the big screen, also written by its creator, Julian Fellowes. I've only watched the first two seasons in its entirety, then sporadically after that, enough to understand who's who in the Crawley family. If you have never seen a single episode …

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FlixChatter Review: HUSTLERS (2019)

Written & Directed By: Lorene Scafaria Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes Inspired by a Jessica Pressler article from late 2015, Hustlers is the real-life story of a group of women who became sexy 21st century Robin Hoods, stealing from wealthy men and enriching – well, themselves, mostly. But so did Robin Hood. That whole “give …

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