FlixChatter Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Review by: Laura Schaubschlager I just saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and once again, I have to separate my feelings as a die-hard 20-year-long Harry Potter fan from my thoughts as a movie critic. While I have a lot of gripes about how lazy J.K. Rowling's later additions and retcons to the Wizarding …

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FlixChatter Review – HALLOWEEN (2018)

Directed by: David Gordon Green 2018's Halloween follows Final Girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) 40 years after her traumatic run-in with Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle) during his Halloween night killing spree. Now an agoraphobic survivalist, she prepares for Michael's inevitable return, putting a strain on her relationship with her daughter Karen …

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2018 TCFF Reviews – ‘Wunderland’ + ‘Witch’ + ‘Nor Any Drop To Drink’ documentary

The 9th annual Twin Cities Film Fest may have come and gone, but hey, we still have some reviews to share with you! MANY THANKS to our blog volunteers Holly, Laura, Vitali and Andy for their great work before and during the film fest! For ALL of the 2018 coverage that include reviews AND interviews, …

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AND THE WINNERS OF TWIN CITIES FILM FEST 2018 ARE…

  Following accolades in Toronto, Peter Farrelly’s drama GREEN BOOK tops TCFF’s 2018 winners. Twin Cities audiences honor local productions “The Lumber Baron” & “Small Town ROBOT” alongside the electrifying documentary “United Skates”  The Twin Cities Film Fest announced its 2018 award winners Saturday evening, recognizing films in ten top categories. The 11-day marathon of movies, …

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TWIN CITIES FILM FEST ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS FINALISTS!

Festival hits ‘Green Book,’ ‘United Skates,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’, ‘Boy Erased’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ lead this year’s class The Twin Cities Film Fest unveiled more than 30 finalists for top awards Thursday. Among the top contenders for Best Feature Film are the new Barry Jenkins drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” …

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TCFF Indie Horror Spotlight: GAGS review + Interview with director Adam Krause

Review + Interview Questions by Laura Schaubschlager I chose to cover Gags out of a feeling of obligation as FlixChatter's resident horror writer, but I didn't have high hopes. Yes, I liked It, but overall, I've never understood why people are scared of clowns, and a movie about a creepy clown terrorizing Wisconsin sounded uninspired. …

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TCFF 2018 Indie Film Spotlight: LEZ BOMB & Interview w/ writer/director Jenna Laurenzo

Year after year, Twin Cities Film Fest supports women filmmakers, as well as LGBTQ-friendly films. Lez Bomb is written and directed by a woman, Jenna Laurenzo, who also stars in the film, talk about a triple threat! It's also one of the few indie films playing at TCFF that gets an encore screening. Oh and …

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TCFF 2018 Indie Film Spotlight: THE BEST PEOPLE &Interview w/ writer Selina Ringel

We're on a roll! Today we've got yet another insights into an indie film screening at TCFF. This time we're featuring the writer of The Best People, Selina Ringel, a solid dramedy our reviewer calls 'a must-see at TCFF.' An emotional roller-coaster in the best possible way, it's a story by and about women. Just as …

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2018 TCFF Reviews – Belong To Us + Through The Windmill documentary

We've actually past the halfway mark for TCFF 2018! Wow, where has the time go? I can't thank my blogging team enough for helping with the reviews and interviews! Special shout out to Holly Peterson for today's pair of reviews! We've got a family film that's in keeping with TCFF's 2018's Social Justice Cause (Changemaker Series), …

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2018 TCFF Red Carpet Interview + Review of ‘When Jeff Tried to Save the World’

Wow, can't believe we've pretty much the halfway point of TCFF already! But hey, there are still five more days of film festivities… great movies to see, film stuff to learn and more filmmakers to meet! Well, one of the highlights of TCFF coverage happened on Friday night, just before the festive INDUSTRY NIGHT began …

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