About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

TFF Review: ‘Lemonade (Luna de Miere)’

Lemonade (Luna de Miere) Feature Narrative Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden Director: Ioana Uricaru Writer: Tatiana Ionașcu, Ioana Uricaru Starring: Ruxandra Maniu, Milan Hurduc, Dylan Scott Smith, Steve Bacic, Mălina Read More →

TFF Review: ‘Woman Walks Ahead’

Woman Walks Ahead Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Susanna White Writer: Steven Knight Starring: Bill Camp, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Rockwell, Chaske Spencer, Michael Greyeyes, Jessica Chastain Based on a true Read More →

Tribeca triple threat – 11 films where the star is also the writer & director

All About Nina Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Eva Vives Writer: Eva Vives Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common (also starring in Blue Night), Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Kate del Castillo, Read More →

20 films at the Tribeca Film Festival that already have distribution

No Greater Law Feature Documentary Country: UK, USA Director: Tom Dumican Writer: Jesse Lichtenstein, Tom Dumican Distributed by: A&E Festival tickets: Click for tickets In Idaho’s rugged Treasure Valley, the Read More →

10 Star-Studded Narratives on Melissa’s watchlist at the Tribeca Film Festival

A good movie does not have to have a big name, but if you’re a fan of the actor, it could make an ok movie, a great one. All of Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: Tickets now available for 4 screenings at Beacon Theatre – ‘Love, Gilda’ ‘Scarface’ Schindler’s List’ ‘Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1’

In Love, Gilda, director Lisa D’Apolito uses rare personal recordings and journal entries to tell Radner’s story in her own words. Along the way, friends and admirers, including Amy Poehler, Cecily Read More →

Interesting trivia about Wes Anderson movies

In honor of Isle of Dogs coming out this week, I’ve put together this fun little trivia database. Here are some highlights: 13 actors have been in another Wes Anderson movie Read More →

Watch Now: Special conversation with Oscar-nominated director, Steve James about ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’

Last year, Liz reviewed this last much-needed documentary last November for DOC NYC. Available now on Amazon Prime. In any case, you can view a conversation with the director at 12:30 pm Read More →

OSCAR® Nominated Documentary Films Now Streaming FREE Online, Showing in Theaters: ‘Knife Skills’ & ‘Edith+Eddie’

Not sure what to watch tonight? Give one of these a try. EDITH+EDDIE is now streaming for free at First Look Media’s Topic.com and YouTube  29:34 minutes “EDITH+EDDIE is one of the finest Read More →

Tribeca Film Fest: ‘Love, Gilda’ to open at Beacon Theatre April 18th

An intimate portrait honoring comedy legend Gilda Radner in her own words with readings from her personal diaries and candid interviews with Chevy Chase, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Read More →

Netflix News ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ streaming immediately after the Super Bowl

In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has Read More →

This year’s Oscar-Nominated movies on HBO

Get Out A black photographer’s weekend meeting his white girlfriend’s parents takes a terrifying turn in this horror hit from Jordan Peele. Performance by an actor in a leading role: Read More →

This year’s Oscar-Nominated movies to Rent or Buy

RENT OR BUY Blade Runner 2049 Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge Read More →