Tribeca Film Festival Review/Interview: ‘DETOUR’ is a modern noir with two sides of one story.

Sometimes in life, a single instance, a momentary decision, is something we wish we could change. Thinking that if only you had said something else, gone the other way, chosen another path, your life might be completely different. These “what ifs” might haunt us but unless you’re a Time Lord there isn’t much you can do about them. That doesn’t Read More →

Review: ‘A ROYAL NIGHT OUT’ contains light introduction to feminism.

What little girl, at some point or another, didn’t want to be a princess? I wanted to be Princess Leia but I’m pretty sure that still counts. What I didn’t think about back then was the oppressive sense of duty and decorum that stunted normal adolescent growth. A ROYAL NIGHT OUT is a film about one perfect, glorious evening in Read More →

Liz’s Review: ‘WELCOME TO ME’ takes on mental illness with heart and humor.

Mental illness is a touchy subject. Certainly putting a pretty face to it makes us more comfortable to talk about it. Films like Gabriel and Silver Linings Playbook have since tackled these issues, on two very opposite ends of the spectrum. A new film starring Kristen Wiig, Welcome to Me, looks at both sides of  something that can be hard Read More →

6 Films to catch at this year’s New Directors New Films Festival

Last year’s fest was a total success in my opinion. I saw some of my favorite films of the entire year there; Buzzard, The Babadook, Fish and Cat, Dear White People, and the #1 film on my Top 10 for 2014, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. This year’s selections were just as eclectic in subject and style. Here Read More →