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

5 new documentaries on Netflix this week – a movie star invented wifi?

As if you didn’t already have enough in your queue, here’s some more very interesting additions this week. The Staircase [NETFLIX ORIGINAL] (DOCUMENTARY) The Staircase follows the compelling story of Read More →

Newest on Netflix to watch over the Memorial Day weekend!

Happy Friday! Just in time for the long weekend, there’s all kinds of new stuff to watch! Here’s the latest: Ibiza [NETFLIX ORIGINAL] – Available Friday, May 25 When Harper’s two Read More →

Liz & Melissa’s Top 5 picks from the Tribeca Film Festival

The Party’s Just Beginning Feature Narrative Country: Scotland Director: Karen Gillan Writer: Karen Gillan Starring: Rachel Jackson, Jamie Quinn, Siobhan Redmond, Paul Higgins, Matthew Beard, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan Lucy Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ is still happening

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Desiree Akhavan Writer: Cecilia Frugiuele, Desiree Akhavan Starring: Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Forrest Goodluck, Sasha lane, Chloë Grace Moretz Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh’ is funny in small doses

7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Vivieno Caldinelli Writer: Justin Jones, Clayton Hewitson, Christopher Hewitson Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Back Roads’ is rural noir

Back Roads Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Alex Pettyfer Writer: Adrian Lyne, Tawni O’Dell Starring: Juliette Lewis, June Carryl, Nicola Peltz, Jennifer Morrison, Alex Pettyfer A young man cares for Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Untogether’ is a intertwining modern romance

Untogether Feature Narrative Country: USA Director: Emma Forrest Writer: Emma Forrest Starring: Scott Caan, Jennifer Grey, Alice Eve, Billy Crystal, Ben Mendelsohn, Lola Kirke, Jemima Kirke, Jamie Dornan Former writing Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary’ coming to A&E this year

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary Feature Documentary Country: USA Director: Brent Hodge Tribeca alum Brent Hodge examines the untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of one of the greatest Read More →

TFF Review: ‘Virgins (Vierges)’ of the sea

Virgins (Vierges) Feature Narrative Country: France, Israel, Belgium Director: Keren Ben Rafael Writer: Elise Benroubi, Keren Ben Rafael Starring: Rami Heuberger, Manuel Elkaslassy Vardi, Michael Aloni, Evgenia Dodina, Joy Rieger Read More →

ICYMI – New HBO drama series directed by Adam McKay, Tilda Swinton’s next movie & new Whitney doc

Really looking forward to the new HBO drama series, Succession, releasing 10 episodes June 3rd at 10 p.m. It’s directed by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell is among the numerous executive producers. Read More →

TFF Interview: VR production studio ‘Telexist’ founders Sam Gezari & Erik Donley talk about ‘Dinner Party’ & the rise of VR

Founders Sam Gezari and Erik Donley started Telexist as a need to service their own work. Erik Donley: “We knew we’d have to pay someone a lot of money to Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Cargo’ with Martin Freeman coming to Netflix May 26th

Cargo Feature Narrative Country: Australia Director: Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling Writer: Yolanda Ramke Starring: Martin Freeman An infected father navigates a zombie-riddled Australian Outback with his infant daughter. Fortunately, he’s Read More →

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 →