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Film Review: Twisted “Flower” Never Quite Blossoms

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Flower (Max Winkler, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. If the very first scene of Max Winkler’s second feature, Flower, don’t turn you completely off the movie, there’s a chance you’ll emerge at the other end having had a better … Continue reading

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Film Review: Timlin and Tucci Save “Submission” from Disaster

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Submission (Richard Levine, 2017) 2½ out of 4 stars. Based on Francine Prose’s 2000 novel Blue Angel, in which a creative-writing professor at a small liberal-arts college in Vermont develops an inappropriate obsession with one of his students, Submission has … Continue reading

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Film Review: “On Body and Soul”

Written by: Filipe Freitas

On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi, 2017) Ildikó Enyedi is perhaps the most reliable female director from Hungary working today. She was awarded best director by the Hungarian film critics awards with “Simon, the Magician” in 1999, and won the Golden … Continue reading

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Book Shelf 2017: The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Written by: Rob Goald, Senior Editor

The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING By Dan Mirvish Routledge/Taylor & Francis A Focal Press Book New York 2017    Learning how to produce ultra-low-budget feature films is a demanding and complicated task. Even earning a bachelor’s degree in Film, … Continue reading

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At Tribeca Film Institute, a Treasure Trove for Indie and Emerging Filmmakers

Tribeca Film Institute

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

In Lower Manhattan, bordered on the west by the Hudson River, the east by Broadway, the north by Canal Street, and on the south by the World Trade Center site, lies the neighborhood known as Tribeca (formerly spelled “TriBeCa,” each … Continue reading

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How Celebrities Can Manage The Pressures Of Hollywood

Written by: Stan Popovich

Many celebrities deal with the pressures of Hollywood on a regular basis. Here are some suggestions on how to manage the stresses and anxieties of dealing with peer pressure when working in Hollywood. 1. Know Where You Stand. Ask yourself … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super Troopers 2

Film Poster: Super Troopers

SUPER TROOPERS 2 I just laughed once but it was the French-Canadians arguing over Danny DeVito. On April 25, 2015, Variety reported that The Broken Lizard comedy troupe, using the crowdfunding website, Indiegogo, raised $4.4 million in 30 days for production of SUPER TROOPERS … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy Schumer Brings Enough Laughs and a Positive Message in “I Feel Pretty”

I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. In Amy Schumer’s new comedy, I Feel Pretty, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, writers of Never Been Kissed and How to Be Single, each take a … Continue reading

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Film Review: “And Then I Go” Is Powerful, Timely School-Shooting Drama

And Then I Go (Vincent Grashaw, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars A heartbreaking, lyrical take on early-adolescent alienation, angst and anomie, And Then I Go, from director Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater), gets a digital and VOD release today from The … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Truth or Dare” Offers but Mild Entertainment

Truth or Dare (Jeff Wadlow, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. Hardly a masterpiece, either of cinema or even its own horror genre, Truth or Dare still offers a few entertaining moments here and there, though the sum total of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sincerity between Man and Ape Barely Survives Contrivances of “Rampage”

Rampage (Brad Peyton, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. Brad Peyton, director of San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, teams up with collaborator Dwayne Johnson in their new outing: Rampage. Loosely based on the classic 1980s arcade game … Continue reading

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