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.
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16 New York Film Festival movies coming to theaters soon

The Florida Project Description: A six-year-old girl (the remarkable Brooklynn Prince) and her two best friends run wild on the grounds of a week-by-week motel complex on the edge of Read More →

New York Film Festival 55 Review: ‘The Other Side of Hope’ is subtle, quirky & timely

Finland’s master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki (‘Lights in the Dusk’, ‘Le Havre’), returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and a middle-aged Finnish Read More →

New York Film Festival 55 Review: ‘Hall of Mirrors’ exposes investigative journalism at it’s finest

I’m not quite sure which is more interesting: the life of Edward Jay Epstein or the stories he investigates. Add to that an original documentary style and Hall of Mirrors turns into an Read More →

15 U.S. Premieres of the New York Film Festival

A Skin So Soft Description: Studiously observing the world of male bodybuilding, Denis Côté’s A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) crafts a multifaceted portrait of six latter-day Adonises Read More →

Review: Amy Ryan gives a moving performance in ‘Abundant Acreage Available’ winner of Best Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival

From writer/director Angus MacLachlan and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE tells the story of a family in flux. Still reeling over the recent death of their father, brother Read More →

10 North American Premieres at the New York Film Festival

Ismael’s Ghosts Description: Phantoms swirl around Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a filmmaker in the throes of writing a spy thriller based on the unlikely escapades of his brother, Ivan Dedalus (Louis Read More →

9 World Premieres at New York Film Festival

Cielo Description: The first feature from Alison McAlpine, director of the beautiful 2008 “nonfiction ghost story” short Second Sight, is a dialogue with the heavens—in this case, the heavens above Read More →

Ready to buy some New York Film Festival Tickets? These are the most limited

Wonder why these are the most limited? I did too, so here’s what I found out. Check here for the latest on NYFF tickets Most of these go on sale Read More →

Netflix News: Jerry cannot not be funny in trailer for ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’

Jerry Before Seinfeld, a Netflix Original Stand-Up Special Launching Globally on September 19 Jerry Before Seinfeld: Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip for an intimate stand-up set at the club Read More →

Will You Find the Force? – Star Wars launches Force Friday II

http://www.starwars.com/findtheforce Following the global phenomenon of Force Friday in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Find the Force, a global augmented reality (AR) event rolling out on Force Friday II (September 1) to commemorate the Read More →

Netflix News: ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ first look photos & release date

What was he like before the show about nothing?    Find out September 19 when Jerry Seinfeld makes his Netflix debut with the original stand-up special Jerry Before Seinfeld   In the hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld returns to Read More →

Netflix News: ‘Narcos’ Season 3 trailer premieres at the coffee & donut truck near Grand Central

Netflix unveiled the trailer for Narcos season 3 today in New York City, where this season was partially filmed, and the trailer will be shown at various locations around Manhattan Read More →

‘Narcos’ donut & coffee truck coming to Midtown Manhattan August 3rd (Oh, I’m totally going)

On Wednesday, August 3rd, a Narcos truck will be making some drops around the city – powdered donuts and Colombian coffee (hot or iced!). Come pick yours up while you check out the Read More →

Bounce TV launches streaming service ‘Brown Sugar’ on Apple TV featuring iconic African-American movies

Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available on Apple TV. Apple TV viewers can now watch Brown Sugar‘s extensive Read More →