THE INFERNAL MACHINE – Review + Interview with writer/director Andrew Hunt

As they say, the pen is mightier than the sword and once a piece of the written word is released in public, it’s out of the author’s control how it could be interpreted. The Infernal Machine is a cautionary tale of that scenario. Reclusive author Bruce Cogburn has been hiding out in his hilly desert …

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Interview with filmmakers of ‘The Groomsman’ comedy series – Now Available Online!

Hello readers, Ruth here! Welcome to another interview edition of MN-made comedy series The Groomsman, featuring two Minnesota filmmakers, Nick Hansen (writer/director/actor) and two producers Lindsey Kolar Martinson and Anne Hansen (who also co-wrote the script). The Groomsman is a rom-com about the perpetual groomsman. We've all seen movies about the perpetual bridesmaid...always the bridesmaid, …

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Interview with CRISIS film’s writer/director Nicholas Jarecki

Hello all! Welcome to another interview edition featuring the award-winning writer/director of the critically acclaimed Arbitrage Nicholas Jarecki. His sophomore film CRISIS has just been released in select theaters and VOD. Check out my review of the film if you haven't already. It stars Gary Oldman, Greg Kinnear, Evangeline Lilly, Armie Hammer, Luke Evans and Michelle Rodriguez. …

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TCFF 2019: ‘The Soviet Sleep Experiment’ – Review + Interview w/ director Barry Andersson + actor Chris Kattan

The Soviet Sleep Experiment In the late 1940s, Soviet researchers kept four patients awake for thirty days using an experimental gas-based stimulant. The researchers were cut off from the world and asked to do a series of tests on the subjects for the benefit of the Red Army. What started as a purely scientific research …

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TCFF 2019 Film Spotlight: ‘Go Back To China’ – Q&A with writer/director Emily Ting

GO BACK TO CHINA Synopsis: When spoiled rich girl Sasha Li blows through most of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeiVdLXOkZg Review of GO BACK TO CHINA When I first heard of the title, I did …

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TCFF 2019 MN Filmmaker Spotlight: Cynthia Uhrich on her short films ‘Oh My Stars’ + ‘Everyone Goes In The Lake’

Hello friends! Ruth here. If you've been reading the blog for a while you know that here on the blog we care about diversity in filmmaking, both in front AND behind the camera. So I love highlighting female filmmakers, both locally and internationally, and today we've got a veteran MN artist Cynthia Uhrich, founder of …

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TCFF 2019 Film Spotlight: ‘Only Dance Can Save Us’ – Interview with writer/director John Kaiser

Hello FC readers. It's Ruth here. Today we've got another MN film and MN filmmaker whose film Only Dance Can Save Us is premiering tomorrow at 7:20pm. I got to see the film last week and I'm really impressed! Kudos to John Kaiser on his feature film debut–it feels like a personal film which highlights …

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