TCFF 2022 Halloween Special Triple Reviews: MURMUR + ESME, MY LOVE + VALENTINE CRUSH

Thanks to FlixChatter's horror correspondent Laura Schaubschlager for these TCFF reviews! It's TCFF time again! As usual, I gravitated toward the spookier films in the lineup. I had time to watch three- Murmur, Esme, My Love, and Valentine Crush- and all were wildly different experiences. MURMUR In Michael Polish's Murmur, a group of five teenage …

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TCFF 2022 Double Reviews: CLOSE (Belgium’s Oscars Submission) + 1-800-HOT NITE

TCFF film fest coverage continues! We've got another double review courtesy of my friend Vince Caro – cinephile, videographer, musician, and artist. CLOSE (2022)  Directed by: Lukas Dhont Starring: Eden Dambrine, Gustav de Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker Lukas Dhont’s second feature Close is this year’s Grand Prix winner at Cannes and it’s easy to …

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TCFF 2022 Review: The Unknown Country (2022)

I’m always drawn to see stories about people revisiting their past, especially after a significant family loss. As I have lost both my mother and my grandma in a span of four years, the story of Tana (Lily Gladstone) who’s grieving for the passing of her grandmother resonates with me. An invitation to reunite with …

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TCFF 2022 Double Doc Reviews – Black Daddy: The Movie + Origami In the Garden

There is no shortage of documentaries at Twin Cities Film Fest and these two caught my eye right away. Check out my reviews below: BLACK DADDY: THE MOVIE (2022) The tagline of this film says: Any man can father a child, but it takes a real man to raise one. Powerful words couldn’t be more …

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TCFF 2022 Double Reviews: Armageddon Time + Aftersun

TCFF film fest coverage continues with this double review from my friend Vince Caro – cinephile, videographer, musician, and artist. Armageddon Time (2022)  Directed by: James Gray Starring: Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong James Gray’s autobiographical film, set in NY during the pivotal election year in 1980, is a poignant …

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TCFF 2022 Review: TILL (2022)

Opening night of the 2022 Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) featured the local premiere of Chinonye Chukwu’s new film Till, a biographical drama set in the American 1950’s segregated south. It is based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley (played devastatingly well by the amazing Danielle Deadwyler – you might know her as Cuffee …

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TCFF 2022 opening night features Billie Eilish-produced climate-change documentary, OVERHEATED

In its 13th year, Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is back again with a strong opening night!  As I've mentioned in this post, TCFF showcases more than 140 movies starting Oct 20 - 29 in a hybrid format. About 80 in-person screenings take place at the Showplace ICON Theaters at The Shops at West End, …

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