FlixChatter Review: Vengeance (2022)

At first I almost brushed this off because of that clichéd title, but I was curious when I learned that it's The Office-alum B.J. Novak’s directorial debut. He also wrote the screenplay and plays the lead role, quite the triple threat. Vengeance is part fish-out-of-water dark comedy and part detective story, which in and of …

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FlixChatter Guest Review: You Won’t Be Alone (2022)

Like that perfect sunset we may see only a handful of times in a lifetime, just as rare is experiencing a film that humbly stands out among genre-specific exercises. Not to knock those other films so much as to acquiesce to the fact that there are some good movies, some entertaining ones, and some not …

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FlixChatter Review: The Conjuring – The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

After watching movies at home for about a year and a half, it was so nice to make my return to the movie theater to see the latest in what is probably my favorite modern horror franchise (with the exception of a couple of the spinoffs). I love The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, and …

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Guest Review: LADY BIRD (2017)

Directed By: Greta Gerwig Written By: Greta Gerwig Runtime: 1 hr 34 minutes So at this point I think that my opinion of Lady Bird is wrong – if it is possible for an opinion on a piece of art to be wrong. The vast majority of everyone seems to have decided that Lady Bird is …

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Indie Film Spotlight: ‘Funeral Day’ + Interview with director/lead actor Jon Weinberg

One of my favorite parts about blogging for TCFF is meeting various indie filmmakers. I'm glad I got to meet Jon Weinberg over coffee one rainy evening, and it's one of the most enjoyable interviews I've done in my seven years covering the film fest! Scott thinks he might be dying. Not at all an …

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TCFF Indie Film Spotlight: ‘June Falling Down’ + Interview with writer/director Rebecca Weaver

One of the perks about covering film festivals is we get to watch a plethora of independent films and discover new filmmakers! One of my most anticipated indie films playing at TCFF is June Falling Down… a story of love and loss, set in a small town in Wisconsin.  https://youtu.be/VGW2WT-73-0 June tells the story of a young woman living …

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