Indie Filmmaker Spotlight: Michael Driscoll – Q&A on his short films ‘Two Black Coffees’, ‘To The Boats’ & more

Hello everyone! Welcome to a new edition of FlixChatter Interview! Typically I'd do a spotlight on a certain film, whether it's shorts or features, but today we have something special in that I'm showcasing an indie filmmaker and talk about his experience as a filmmaker, as well as highlight some of the projects he's working …

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Valentine Special – A tribute to the film-related influences that inspire ‘Hearts Want’

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Today is actually the only night where I don't have somewhere to be this week which is a treat for me. So my hubby and I are going to get some takeout from one of our fave restaurants (most likely Thai) while my hubby treat us w/ some chocolate-dipped strawberries for …

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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: LET ME GO + Interview with writer/director Polly Steele

When I first heard about Let Me Go about a year ago, I was immediately intrigued. Not just in terms of its story, but I've always been a champion of #womeninfilm and this one has a female writer/director AND a terrific female ensemble cast! I really wanted to see the film at Bentonville Film Festival last …

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AUGUST 2016 Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month

Well, that's it folks… Summer days are definitely numbered now that we're entering the 'brrr' months. Ok so I'm being a tad dramatic. September is actually still quite warm here in the upper Midwest, and in fact Autumn is my all time favorite season, it's just the season that followed that I'm not looking forward …

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Everybody’s Chattin, Weekend Roundup + Music Break: The Eagles’ Hotel California

Happy Tuesday everybody! It's a short week with the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, and thank God we got an extra day off in the coldest weekend of Minnesota Winter. Well I sure hope this is as cold as it gets, with temps reaching double digits BELOW ZERO. We barely made it to zero the past couple …

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Labor Day Weekend Roundup: a goofy comedy, a road trip doc + a fantasy romance

It's been quite a nice and mellow three-day weekend for me... the calm before the *storm* as it were, as the later part of September is going to be a pretty busy one for me. Twin Cities Film Fest is just a month away, but we'll get a preview of the film festivities this coming Friday …

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Five for the Fifth: SEPTEMBER 2015 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. Since this is Back to School week for many of …

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AUGUST 2015 Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month

Well, we are officially entering the 'ber' month which means 'brrrrr' months are upon us. But I do love Autumn here in Minnesota though so let's not think about Winter yet. The highlight for me this month is that I've kept up on my script and it's about 70% done now. I mean obviously there's …

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Five new-to-me actors I’d love to see more of – based on 2015 viewings

I saw this list on Variety on 10 Actors To Watch in 2015 and I realized I dropped the ball on this Actor Discoveries post last year. I mentioned in the first post back in 2012 that one of the joys of watching movies is discovering new talents. I planned on making this post an annual thing but alas, the last time …

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