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 Film Spotlight: ‘International Falls’ – Review + Interview with writer/director Amber McGinnis

INTERNATIONAL FALLS Synopsis: A woman stuck in a small, snowbound border town has dreams of doing comedy when she meets a washed up, burned out comedian with dreams of doing anything else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O19-0qaqtxc International Falls is hard to fit in a genre. Dee (Rachael Harris) is born, raised, and settled in International Falls. Tim (Rob …

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TWIN CITIES FILM FEST 2018 tickets on sale today! 20 of My Most-Anticipated Selections

October is already here! And most of you know it's always an exciting month for me thanks to TCFF! Well, TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW… so if you haven't looked at the diverse and inspiring lineup yet, you better get them asap before they sell out! Check out the full lineup » Click on the Buy …

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FlixChatter Review – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Directed By: Trish Sie Written By: Kay Cannon, Mike White based on the book by Mickey Rapkin Runtime: 1h 33min I've had mixed feelings on the Pitch Perfect movies. As a choir nerd, I appreciate the music. As a film fan, I've been unimpressed with the writing, finding the plots forgettable and the comedy (with …

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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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Guest Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016)

Directed By: Niki Caro Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Runtime: 2 hr 7 minutes The diversity of Holocaust-themed movies has increased over recent years as filmmakers try different storytelling approaches to keep alive our collective memory of what happened. One film that has divided the critics is The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016). While most of this …

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Guest Review: Everything, Everything (2017)

Directed By: Stella Meghie Written By: J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay) based on a book by Nicola Yoon Runtime: 1 hr 36 minutes I went into Everything, Everything with somewhat low expectations. There are very few romance movies that I enjoy, and one based off a young adult novel seemed even less appealing. The trailers looked cheesy and predictable, …

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