Top 10 BEST Movies of 2016

I always wait until at least the first week of January before I made my top 10 list of the year prior, and this year is no different. Now, last year I combined my top 10 best and worst in a single post. This year I will just focus on the BEST list and do …

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2017 Golden Globe Awards: Thoughts on the Winners + Fave Moments of the Night

Well it's time for the obligatory award post of the year. I just tuned in right when the award presentation started, skipping the red carpet stuff. I quite enjoyed the La La Land themed opening, that was fun and that bit with Ryan Reynolds on top of the piano as Jimmy Fallon is impersonating Ryan …

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Bye bye 2016! End of year recap & musings on favorite things we saw this year

Whaddayaknow… it's the last day of 2016. It's been a tumultuous year to say the least… definitely a hectic one for obituary writers. I know many people have said that 2016 is cursed because so many famous people died. Well I certainly don't believe that. Yes, many of those celebs passed away too soon, and some might …

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Award season chat: Musings on 2017 Golden Globes Nominations

Award season is in full swing! There are a plethora of awards already announced, but in years past, I normally only talk about a few of them, SAG, Golden Globes and of course, the Oscars. By the time I got to Twitter on Monday morning, people were already chiming in on their thoughts on the noms. It's no …

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FlixChatter Review: Moonlight (2016)

It's been nearly a month since I saw Moonlight, yet I still constantly think about it. I had heard the buzz coming from Sundance and TIFF prior to its regional premiere at TCFF, and the premise of a coming-of-age story spanning three time periods intrigues me. The film is written and directed by Barry Jenkins, …

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A Thanksgiving Post: 24 cinematic things I’m thankful for in 2016

To all my friends celebrating Thanksgiving today… I hope that you’re all enjoying yourselves, whether it's time spent together with family/friends or just chillin' with your loved ones (like my hubby and I). It's nice to be able to sleep in today and going to dinner/movies later today. To those in other parts of the …

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Five for the Fifth: November 2016 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Hello everyone! As I'm posting this, I've just finished packing …

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OCTOBER 2016 Viewing Recap + Movie(s) of the Month

Am I the only one still in disbelief it's November already?? But I'm glad the temp hasn't dipped that much yet, this week's still gonna be in the mid 50s to 60 degrees, which is much warmer than usual, yay! Well, it's no surprise October is the busiest month for me, thanks to TCFF! I also managed to …

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It’s a wrap! ‘Moonlight’ and MN-made ‘Blood Stripe’ won TCFF 2016 top awards

It's a wrap!! The 2016 TCFF has concluded Saturday night with a festive closing night party. I saw four films Saturday night. Starting with two great documentaries Actors Of Sound and Free Cece, followed by two powerful emotional dramas, Lion and Moonlight. I had been crying so much watching Lion, a wonderful depiction of an incredible true …

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Twin Cities Film Fest (Oct 19-29): The 2016 lineup is here!

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is thrilled to announce its captivating and critically-lauded lineup for the 2016 festival. The 11-day marathon, running October 19 - October 29 and showcasing 100+ films, will for the first time expand to a second city; in addition to its core screenings and red carpet parties at the Kerasotes …

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