About Liz Whittemore

Liz grew up in northern Connecticut and was memorizing movie dialogue from Shirley Temple to A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very early age. She will watch just about any film all the way through (no matter how bad) just to prove a point. A loyal New Englander, a lover of Hollywood, and true inhabitant of The Big Apple.

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 review: ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ is chilling and downright weird.




An eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows, Read More →

Review: ‘The Shadow Effect’ begs for more.




Obsessed with gene regeneration, and fascinated by the phenomenon of the waking dream, Dr. Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) explores the psyche of Gabriel Howarth (Cam Gigandet), a young man whose Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 review: ‘MANIFESTO’ is life giving art.




Originally a stage experience in which 13 vignettes play simultaneously, Manifesto the film is another vehicle for Cate Blanchett to be Cate Blanchett being awesome. Performing words from the likes of Karl Marx, Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival Review 2017: ‘NOVEMBER’ is a striking folklore fantasy.




Immerse yourself in 19th century Estonian folklore – feel the mud and cold, the fear and joy of the peasants living side-by-side with cows, werewolves and kratts, the farmers’ helpers, Read More →

Review: ‘RUPTURE’ challenges human perception.




RUPTURE Fantasia International Film Festival 2016  Sitges Film Festival 2016  Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) 2016 RUPTURE is directed by Steven Shainberg (Secretary, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus) Read More →

Review: Werner Herzog’s ‘SALT AND FIRE’ leaves a bitter taste.




SALT AND FIRE World Premiere – Shanghai Film Festival 2016 North American Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Official Competition – Dubai International Film Festival 2016 Official Competition – Glasgow Film Festival 2017 SALT AND FIRE is about Read More →

Review: ‘THE ASSIGNMENT’ flips the script on your average action flick.




THE ASSIGNMENTDirector Walter Hill gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, Read More →

Review: ‘GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM’ documentary is a tragic look at mental illness.




In January 2008, the body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents the last months of her Read More →

Review: ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ is wicked twisted and completely unsettling.




 The Blackcoat’s Daughter SYNOPSIS A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep Read More →

Review: ‘FOR HERE OR TO GO’ tackles the H-B1 visa issue with heart and humor.




Statistically, those of us born in the US are incredibly lucky. The likelihood that someone is born in Asia is so much more likely when you consider population density. Having Read More →

Exclusive Clip from the upcoming film FOR HERE OR TO GO? coming to theaters this Friday! The battle over legal immigration and the H-1B visa has many familiar faces.




Reel News Daily is exclusively premiering a clip from the politically relevant film, FOR HERE OR TO GO?, a film about a young Silicon Valley software engineer Vivek Pandit, who is poised Read More →

Review: ‘PREVENGE’ takes killer kids to the next level.




presents PREVENGE Written and Directed by Alice Lowe **Official Selection: 2016 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL** **Official Selection: 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL** **Official Selection: SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2017** Sometimes, when it’s 3 am Read More →

Review: ‘The Devil’s Candy’ offers up sweet scares and hard rock.




Presents THE DEVIL’S CANDY Sean Byrne, USA, 2015, DCP, 90m Six long years may have elapsed since Aussie writer-director Sean Byrne made The Loved Ones—the closing-night film of Scary Movies Read More →

Review: ‘New Chefs On The Block’ serves up one hell of an amuse bouche at Cinequest.




PresentsThe restaurant industry is brutal. One day you’re open with a line of customers, the next, your doors are locked and dreams are crushed. I’ve lived all over the US Read More →

Review: ‘Atomica’ presents a moral dilemma in the not too distant future.




In the new Sci-Fi/Thriller ATOMICA, frightening parallels present themselves with what’s quietly happening in our political world today. Where money is king and the little guy’s health and well-being are brushed aside Read More →

Review: ‘When The Bough Breaks’ takes an emotionally impactful look at PPD.




Presents I remember the disappointment when after 16 hrs of laboring, I wasn’t progressing with my son. C-section it would have to be. Okay. As long as he’s healthy, that’s Read More →

Review: ‘Johnny Frank Garret’s Last Word’ is anything but quiet.




JOHNNY FRANK GARRETT’S LAST WORD Based on a true story,  a nun was murdered in her convent bedroom in Amarillo, Texas on Halloween 1981. The police arrested a young man, Johnny Frank Read More →

Review: ‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’ is more than “just a romance”.




Paladin Presents THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT is the first movie to explore the eastern front of World War I, and tells the story of a beautiful, strong-willed woman Read More →

Review: ‘BRIMSTONE’ takes Dakota Fanning down the darkest path yet.




BRIMSTONE Official Selection – Venice International Film Festival 2016 North American Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Official Competition – London Film Festival 2016 U.S. Premiere – Palm Springs Read More →