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 After Cameron is caught making out with another girl on prom night, her conservative guardians send her to gay conversion therapy. There, she forges an unlikely community with her fellow 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 his sisters after their mother is imprisoned for murdering their abusive father. When he strikes up an affair with a married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface in 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 and sister Jesse & Tracy (Terry Kinney & Amy Ryan) are attempting to settle into their new lives in his absence. Their quiet and simple existence is unexpectedly disrupted by Read More →

Review: Dan Aykroyd narrates ‘Good Fortune’ about entrepreneur/philanthropist John Paul DeJoria

Ten years ago, I worked for a hair care distributor in the midwest where we sold Paul Mitchell products. At the time, the company had three hair care brands and Paul Mitchell, was, by far, the most organized, had the best marketing and the best attitude. In Good Fortune, Dan Aykroyd (yes, THE Dan Aykroyd), narrates a well-produced biography of Read More →

Review: Even Tom Hanks, Emma Watson & Patton Oswalt couldn’t save ‘The Circle’

I hadn’t planned on seeing The Circle at the Tribeca Film Festival, but the night before, I saw an interview on Conan with Patton Oswalt talking about Tom Hanks and I changed my plans. I wish I hadn’t. No doubt the book goes into more detail, but in the movie, The Circle is a google-like company that is testing its Read More →

Review: Anne Hathaway & Jason Sudekis surprise in the big budget sci-fi comedy ‘Colossal’

Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram OFFICIAL SELECTION – SXSW Film Festival 2017 – Festival Favorites OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sundance Film Festival 2017 – Spotlight OFFICIAL SELECTION – Fantastic Fest 2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival 2016 – Vanguard Just looking at the poster for Colossal, you know it’s different. Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis in Read More →

Review: Michael Shannon & Imogen Poots are trying hard to love each other in ‘Frank & Lola’

Gorgeously shot with emotionally-charged performances, Frank & Lola is written and directed by first-time feature director Matthew Ross and stars Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots in the title roles. An unconventional love story, we start with the two in bed together. The two obviously did not have a romantic chemistry yet she was very comfortable with her body. As the Read More →

Review: Meet the ‘Tree Man’ who works every Christmas selling trees in New York City

Every holiday season, hundreds of Christmas tree sellers from across North America descend upon the streets of New York City to ply their trade. Having left their homes and families behind, they endure the adversity of a migrant’s survival living out of their cars and vans. François, a Tree Man and father of three from Québec, returns to the same Read More →

Review: Hope for peace exists in the documentary ‘Disturbing the Peace’

www.reconsider.org www.disturbingthepeacefilm.com Country of Origin: United States, Israel, Palestine, Languages: English, Arabic and Hebrew w/ English subtitles ***2016 Hampton International Film Festival Winner – Conflict & Resolution*** ***2016 Traverse City Film Festival Winner – Best Foreign Language Documentary*** ***2016 Traverse City Film Festival Winner – Audience Award Foreign Language Documentary*** ***2016 Ebert Fest Winner – Roger Ebert Humanitarian Award*** ***Official Selection Read More →

Review: Nicolas Cage & Willem Dafoe in the vibrant & violent ‘Dog Eat Dog’ from Paul Schrader, writer of ‘Taxi Driver’

After it’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dog Eat Dog, a bright, vibrant, loud, violent and silly crime caper is set for theaters in New York and Los Angeles November 4th, but available to stream as well! Dog Eat Dog will be on VOD on all of the major cable/satellite/telco companies – Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner/Spectrum, Charter, Read More →

Review: Nat Turner ignites a revolution in ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Revolutions don’t happen overnight. There are many stories about the Civil War, but The Birth of a Nation tells of Nat Turner, a slave who rose up against oppression years before the fighting began. In this retelling of Nat Turner’s life, Nate Parker delivers a performance that’s full of heart. From moments of joy to tears of heartache, we see every Read More →

Review: Emily Blunt tries to save ‘The Girl on the Train’

In The Girl on the Train, the best-selling “thriller” from Paul Hawkins, Rachel watches a couple from the train on her commute into the city every day. One day, she notices the woman is embracing another man than her husband. The woman, Megan, disappears that night. This starts a series of events where Rachel inserts herself into the life of Read More →

Review: ‘The American Side’ reincarnates film noir

In the director’s statement on the film’s website, Jenna Ricker explains that she was inspired by Hitchcock and 70s conspiracy thrillers, but that wasn’t really my experience. As I started watching The American Side, it became immediately apparent that this was to be film noir reincarnated. Everything from the camera angles, to the music, to the dialogue, perfectly captures that Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘The Happy Film’ is surprisingly introspective

What makes you happy? Scratch that, it doesn’t matter, it’s not something you attain, its something in the moment. The Happy Film is a feature-length documentary in which graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact on their Read More →

Girls on Film Podcast: Interview with ‘Spotlight’ actor Neal Huff

Once you start looking at Neal Huff‘s resume, you can’t believe you don’t recognize him. That is his strength. He’s able to shift into different characters easily so you never get attached to him in one type of role. In Spotlight, he is among the ensemble cast that won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award. Here’s the full interview: The Read More →

Girls on Film Podcast: Interview with ‘Diablo’ writer/director Lawrence Roeck – “Build a good team around you”

Yes, before you ask, that is Clint Eastwood‘s son, Scott. He’s pretty unmistakeable. He stars in Diablo playing a civil war veteran who begins a journey to rescue his kidnapped wife. While this may seem to be a very straightforward story, there are many twists and turns that make this western a very modern psychological thriller. Diablo is in select Read More →

Christmas Day Must See: ‘The Hateful Eight’ keeps you in the dark while in a bright white blizzard

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Read More →

Review: ‘Don Verdean’ is saved by its cast – Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement with Will Forte & Danny McBride

Sam Rockwell is Don Verdean, a Biblical archeologist who is hired by a pastor and his wife (Danny McBride and Leslie Bibb) to excavate artifacts for their ministry to boost their congregation. Jemaine Clement is Boaz, an advantageous man assisting Don, Amy Ryan is Carol, his secretary turned research assistant and Will Forte makes an appearance as a rival minister. Read More →

Review: The subtle & unexpected ‘By the Sea’ from Writer/Director Angelina Jolie Pitt

Let’s watch the trailer: There are three different ways I can describe By the Sea, written, directed and starring Angelina Jolie Pitt opposite husband, Brad Pitt. Roland and Vanessa (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt) are a seasoned couple beginning a vacation at a beautiful hotel in the south of France in the 1970s. When a young newlywed couple moves in next door, Read More →

Bluray Review: Bobcat Goldthwait’s documentary on comedian Barry Crimmins – ‘Call Me Lucky’

For his first documentary, director Bobcat Goldthwait chose to profile the a man whom he met as an “angry teenager” and who is still one of his dearest friends. Call Me Lucky originally started out as a narrative, but it was his best friend, Robin Williams who suggested it be a documentary. Through interviews with fellow comedians, activists and friends, Barry Read More →