FlixChatter Review: PILGRIMAGE (2017)

It's been ages since I've got time to write a review, but I knew I had to write one for this after I saw it last weekend. I've mentioned PILGRIMAGE all the way back in January 2016. It's been a long time coming but I'm glad I got to see it on the big screen (though …

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Indie film spotlight: DRAGONFLY (2016) & Interview with the creators of the film

When I first heard about Dragonfly about a year and a half ago, I was immediately intrigued by the fact that it's a female-led feature and that it's filmed in the Twin Cities. This is a debut feature for both Maribeth Romslo and Cara Green Epstein (who also wrote AND acted in the film). I was thrilled that …

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TCFF 2015: Review of ‘The Adderall Diaries’ + interview with writer/director Pamela Romanowsky

It's safe to assume that James Franco loves literary adaptations. The Adderall Diaries is based on a memoir of the same name by Stephen Elliot. Franco played Stephen, a writer who seems to be at the height of his career. His agent constantly calls him about various book deals and options. There's even a new romance in the air, as …

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Spotlight on indie drama A Year & Change + interview with director Stephen Suettinger

I always love stories of redemption and I think a smaller film can often tell such stories in a more sincere, heartfelt way. A Year and Change is a slice-of-life film of a divorcee named Owen who after a failed marriage is a bit lost and drifting aimlessly through life. After falling off the roof at a New …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Proxy and The Animal Project

Happy Wednesday everyone! Ok, we're down to the last two batches of MSPIFF reviews. Today we've got two from Josh  from JJames Reviews. PROXY Review by Josh P. Proxy begins with Esther Woodhouse (Alexia Rasmussen), who is nine months pregnant, at an ultrasound appointment, talking to a technician (Shayla Hardy). Rasmussen’s stunningly removed vocal and facial …

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Indie Review: The Kings of Summer

I almost lost my opportunity to see this movie on the big screen. I was invited to a screening by TCFF a few weeks ago but I couldn't make it as I wasn't feeling well. But thankfully, I was able to make it to this press screening and boy, am I glad I did! This …

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Indie Review: Lake Bell’s debut film ‘In A World’

Two of the films I was impressed with at MSPfest happen to be directed by women. One was Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which is as far away from this one in terms of tone and subject matter, but I'd highly recommend both. I like the fact that this one is a comedy, it's quite …

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Indie Review: Danish Thriller The Hunt

This one and In A World (review upcoming) are the last two films I saw at MSPfest. I have been intrigued by The Hunt for a while because I've been hearing great things about it and Mads Mikkelsen's performance. Well, he certainly did NOT disappoint. The Hunt a.k.a. Jagten (2012) A teacher lives a lonely …

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April Movie Watching Recap and Movie of the Month

Boy, four months of 2013 have come and gone. But as you can see from my banner photo, Winter is still not through with us yet. Yep, we actually still have snow/slush on May 1st 😦 But enough with the weather. April was actually been a pretty good movie viewing month for me, thanks to …

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Question of the Week: Who gave your favorite performance(s) of 2013 so far?

Hello everyone! Well, April has been quite an eclectic movie watching month for me, as you'll see in my monthly roundup is coming tomorrow. Since I've been working on a bunch of indie reviews lately, I feel like taking a bit of break today. Instead, I'd like to pick your brains a bit my fellow …

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