Indie Film Spotlight: ‘Leave No Trace’ review + interview w/ writer/director Debra Granik

It's been a few months since I had the privilege to interview Debra Granik. I'm posting this today to coincide with the Twin Cities release of her latest film, Leave No Trace, tomorrow (July 6). Thank you Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival for the amazing opportunity to chat with the Oscar-nominated writer/director (forWinter’s Bone), at the MSPIFF …

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FlixChatter Review: Passengers (2016)

Directed By: Morten Tyldum Written By: Jon Spaihts Runtime: 116 minutes I heard about the premise of this one a few years ago when the project was still stuck in development hell and for some time it was meant to be a vehicle for Keanu Reeves. Well, now we've got two of the biggest young …

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November Viewing Roundup + What I watched during my hiatus

Hello hello! Miss me? Well I'm not exactly back yet, I'm extending my hiatus probably until after Christmas. I've been diligently working on my script daily and I don't want to lose momentum. I might still do a post here and there if I have time and feel like doing it, so don't forget me …

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FlixChatter Review – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (2014)

     I saw Mockingjay: Part 1 on opening night and I hate to admit it, but I was a bit disappointed. Granted, in my opinion, the source material wasn’t as engrossing as the first two books, but, still, I had such high hopes going into the film. Director Francis Lawrence came into THG series with such gusto, partly …

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Everybody’s Chattin’, X-Men: Days of Future Past mini review and Holiday Hiatus!

Happy Weekend everyone, and to my fellow Americans, Happy Memorial Weekend! Well, by the time you read this I'll be on my way to Amsterdam, then Bruges and of course, Paris! So naturally I'll be taking a blog break for the time being, but before that I'd like to share some of my favorite posts from my fellow …

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2014 Oscar Nominations: The Good, the Bad and the WTF

WOW, has it been a year already?? I felt like I was just doing this Oscar prediction thing not that long ago! Well, the stars might not have even recovered from the Golden Globes, for better or for worse. Methinks there'd be a mix of old veterans and newcomers all vying for taking the golden …

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FlixChatter Review: American Hustle

Based on the ABSCAM scandal of the late 1970s, con-artists Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. When I first heard David O. Russell was making this film, I was immediately drawn to it mainly because of the cast. It's combining the best of The Fighter …

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[Arctic] Weekend Roundup & Quick Thoughts on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

It's truly one of the c-cc-coldest weekend ever. It's way too early to have an arctic weather conditions here and it lingers way too long! We're talking about several degrees below zero (Fahrenheit that is, so it's a few dozen degrees below zero in Celcius!), with Wind Chill Advisory issued by National Weather Service when …

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FlixChatter Review – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hi everyone! We've got another review from FlixChatter's newest contributor Ashley Steiner. Check out her bio if you haven't already. To make a long story short, I loved it! Wired.com is calling The Hunger Games: Catching Fire the The Dark Knight of young adult films. Let me liken it in a different way. Catching Fire …

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Question of the Week: Who’d you pick for Best (or Worst) Casting in 2012?

Since it's the week of the Oscars, I've been preparing my predictions and also an Oscar-edition of Everybody's Chattin' series. That's on schedule for Friday but today I just want to pick your brain a bit today, so hope you'd indulge me. I just found out about this post from Flavorwire site (thanks to @WordandFilm …

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