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News

  • November 3, 2017
    5 must-see films this year from the Chicago International...
    News
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      Looking back over the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, or CIFF, which ended last weekend, there is a seemingly...
  • November 1, 2017
    Women writers and directors dominate Portland Film Festival
    News
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    How does the Portland Film Festival program 59 percent of its films with women writers and directors?  It’s easy...they...
  • November 1, 2017
    CIFF Highlights Architecture in Film, Form, and Events
    News
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      On October 12th through the 26th, the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, the longest running competitive festival in North...
  • October 26, 2017
    "Or Die Trying" producer Sarah Hawkins talks about women...
    Interviews, News
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    Award-winning actress Sarah Hawkins is branching out quickly to the executive producer role of a new web series, “Or...
  • September 28, 2017
    Manhattan Short Film Festival arrives at the Wilmette Theater...
    News
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    Who votes for films in the Oscar nominations?  Well, YOU can!  As an attendee of the Manhattan Shorts Film...
  • July 12, 2017
    "Boiling the Frog" Will make you jump to action;...
    News, Review, Weekly VOD
    0
    Climate change.  Some people haven’t woken up to smell the coffee---that’s grown in Brazil where the rainforest is being...
  • May 25, 2017
    Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from...
    News
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    The name Helen Mirren immediately brings to mind "The Queen" for most people, but she is so much more...
  • March 6, 2017
    Patrick Wilson Receives Career Achievement Award at GIFF
    Film Festivals, News
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    Patrick Wilson, photo credit: GIFF The 11th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival taking place through March 9th celebrated the achievements...
  • February 27, 2017
    Budgets vs. Oscar Predictions
    News
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    Can a film's budget predict the winner of Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards?  Let's take a look...
  • February 5, 2017
    Allen Maldonado reveals new short film app Everybody Digital
    Interviews, News
    0
    Allen Maldonado (BLACK-ISH, SURVIVOR'S REMORSE)  is not only a talented actor and writer, he is also a cutting-edge entrepreneur. Maldonado...
  • January 17, 2017
    Fete Lifestyle Magazine's January Issue Highlights Oscar and Sundance!
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    What is FLM? Check out this video and find out! What to see at Sundance 2017! How to Sundance!           And the winner...
  • January 13, 2017
    WHAT TO SEE AT SLAMDANCE 2017
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    The often-times overlooked film festival, Slamdance, which takes place in that same quaint ski town of Park City, Utah...
  • December 19, 2016
    "The Secret Life of Muslims" Promises (and delivers) entertainment,...
    News, Review, Weekly VOD
    0
      Muslim Girl founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh. In the aftermath of one of the racially divided and prejudicial presidential races in U.S....
  • October 10, 2016
    Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto October 12-16 by...
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    Toronto is known for TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), but it also hosts one of the most socially important...
  • September 30, 2016
    Life After "Beast" An interview with Robby Benson...
    Interviews, News
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      Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall, and Robby Benson, the voice behind the...

Festivals

  • November 4, 2017
    Founder Jessica Hardy preps Chicago Comedy Film Festival for...
    Film Festivals
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    Elkhart, Indiana native Jessica Hardy takes comedy seriously as the founder of the long-running and increasingly successful Chicago Comedy...
  • September 20, 2017
    "The Gangster's Daughter" to open the Asian Pop-Up Cinema...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    On Wednesday, September 20th at 7 pm, the 5th season of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema Fall Festival opens with...
  • September 15, 2017
    TIFF 2017: The Best of the Fest from The...
    Film Festivals
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    The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival, which took place this week and finishes Sunday, attracted the brightest stars, featured...
  • September 11, 2017
    TIFF's "The Swan" is a graceful and poetic portrayal...
    Film Festivals, Review, Uncategorized
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    Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir's feature debut is adapted from Guðbergur Bergsson's novel of the same name.  Set in a rural, desolate...
  • September 11, 2017
    TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE Blossoms with love...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses never looked as beautiful as it does in "Tulipani: Love, Honour and a...
  • September 9, 2017
    "High Fantasy" confronts gender and race bias head on
    Film Festivals, Review, Uncategorized
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    On the heels of "Get Out," the racially charged science-fiction/horror film comes "High Fantasy" delving into the poignant and...
  • September 4, 2017
    Oscar-winning director van Diem is back: This time, he's...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival isn't just for big names and big stars — it also finds and...
  • August 28, 2017
    "The Unknown Girl" A realistic and visceral experience in...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the brothers responsible for a myriad number of films, most recently the Academy Award nominated...
  • June 28, 2017
    BABY DRIVER: A wild ride
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Edgar Wright’s (“Shaun of the Dead”) much-anticipated film “Baby Driver” which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival has crashed...
  • June 23, 2017
    MAUDIE : artistic love story for the ages
    Film Festivals, Review, Weekly DVD
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    Maudie Written by:  Sherry White Directed by:  Aisling Walsh Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis may not...
  • June 16, 2017
    "The Hero" Creates real and dramatic power with Elliott...
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review, Weekly DVD
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    THE HERO Written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch Directed By Brett Haley Starring:  Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, and Laura Prepon Brett Haley,...
  • June 13, 2017
    'Wink' director tests waters of short films
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    (Published in FF2 Media, June 12, 2017) Now in its 20th year, the Los Angeles-based film festival, Dances With Films...
  • June 13, 2017
    'To the Moon and Back' tackles politics of Russian...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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      (As published in the June 12th edition of FF2 Media) Now in its 20th year, the Los Angeles-based film festival,...
  • June 6, 2017
    "Wink" brings a little something special to an ordinary...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Dances With Films is well underway, but there are plenty of great films yet to make their world premiere!...
  • June 6, 2017
    'Being Black Enough or (How To Kill A Black...
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review
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    Devin Rice's new film "Being Black Enough or (How to Kill a Black Man)" is an emotionally and intellectually...
  • June 3, 2017
    "Tonight and Every Night" Opens the door to dementia...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Written and directed by Christina Eliopoulos Starring: Joe Cortese and Azhy Robertson Dementia is not a normal part of aging, yet...
  • June 1, 2017
    "Eliza Sherman's Revenge" Wickedly funny--- opens at Dances With...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    ELIZA SHERMAN'S REVENGE Written and directed by Gregory Fitzsimmons Starring: Jackie Geary, Kristen Miller, Kiva Jump, Mageina Tovah, Larry Bates, Jamison...
  • May 30, 2017
    "Inheritance" Chilling supernatural thriller at Dances With Films
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Writer and director Tyler Savage's first full-length feature film "Inheritance" is every adoptive adult's dream and nightmare come true....
  • May 30, 2017
    The 20th Annual 'Dances With Films' Brings us the...
    Film Festivals
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    Described as "fiercely independent," Dances With Films (DWF), now in its 20th year, is set to screen 75 world...
  • May 27, 2017
    Elena Beuca's Directorial Debut Finds Heart in "D-Love"
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review
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    When a film leaves you speechless, with tears rolling down your cheeks, and you find your hand over your...
  • May 21, 2017
    "Entanglement" Connects the dots in this charming comedy
    Film Festivals, Review
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    "Entanglement," starring Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley, Joshy) and Jess Weixler (The Good Housewife, Teeth), premiering at the Seattle International...
  • May 3, 2017
    "The Foster Portfolio" Brings Vonnegut short story to life...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Renowned and critically acclaimed author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., over the span of his life, published 14 novels and 3...
  • April 27, 2017
    "The Escape" Hauntingly disturbing Sci-Fi short film at Tribeca...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Science-fiction is well-represented at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with the short film "The Escape," written and directed by...
  • April 24, 2017
    "The Last Animals" Creates awareness for Earth Day at...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Photojournalist Kate Brooks makes her directorial debut with "The Last Animals," a devastating documentary revealing the illegal and large...
  • April 22, 2017
    Tribeca Film Festival brings truth to the surface in...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
    Today is Earth Day.  It's  a day to celebrate our Earth and remember how we should care for it...
  • April 22, 2017
    Tribeca Film Festival's SON OF SOFIA Creates Updated Oedipus...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    "Son of Sophia" has its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.  Written and directed by Elina Psykou...
  • April 21, 2017
    The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival highlights short doc FOR...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Brian Schulz tackles the Flint, Michigan water crisis in a decidedly new and uplifting way.  We all remember hearing...
  • April 10, 2017
    Highlights from the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival
    Film Festivals
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        The 18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival is well underway and what a year it has been so far!  While...
  • April 10, 2017
    "Colossal" Creates A Monstrously Wonderful New Genre
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Anne Hathaway has spearheaded this unique, genre-bending film written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo in which she and Jason...
  • April 10, 2017
    Hathaway, Sudeikis, and Vigalondo talk with RHR about their...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis star in the upcoming genre-bending film “Colossal,” the brainchild of Spanish writer and director...
  • April 5, 2017
    It's time for the premier Phoenix Film Festival April...
    Film Festivals
    0
    The 17th Annual Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) is one of the biggest celebrations of film in Arizona, attracting high...
  • April 5, 2017
    "The Midnighters" A crime-thriller treasure
    Film Festivals, Review
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      First-time filmmaker Julian Fort continues to captivate audiences along the festival circuit with his crime thriller "The Midnighters" which...
  • April 5, 2017
    "Tickling Giants" Challenges freedom of speech, democracy
    Film Festivals, Review
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    The movie poster elicits thoughts of humor and while comedy is an underlying concept of the film, the...
  • March 22, 2017
    "Prevenge" gives birth to a new genre of horror
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Being pregnant isn't easy.  I know.  I have two kids.  I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't...
  • March 22, 2017
    "The Most Hated Woman in America" A Netflix Original...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    The biopic film “The Most Hated Woman in America” premieres as a Netflix original on Friday, March 24th, starring...
  • March 21, 2017
    An interview with the talent from "A Bad Idea...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Sitting down to talk with writer/director Jason Headley as well as two of the lead actors, Matt Jones and...
  • March 21, 2017
    SXSW highlights outstanding female filmmakers
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Female filmmakers have always been better represented at festivals than in mainstream Hollywood and SXSW this year...
  • March 19, 2017
    "A Bad Idea Gone Wrong" is all right!
    Film Festivals, Review
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    Jason Headley writes and directs his first full-length feature film, "A Bad Idea Gone Wrong," starring Matt Jones ("Mom"-TV...
  • March 6, 2017
    Patrick Wilson Receives Career Achievement Award at GIFF
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    Patrick Wilson, photo credit: GIFF The 11th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival taking place through March 9th celebrated the achievements...
  • March 3, 2017
    "Take My Nose...Please" A humorously honest look at cosmetic...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    There's nothing funny about going under the knife...or is there?  Joan Kron, filmmaker and contributing editor at large of...
  • March 3, 2017
    "The Age of Consequences" A part of the One...
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review
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    The One Earth Film Festival, now in its 6th year, celebrates filmmaking that increases knowledge and awareness of environmental...
  • March 2, 2017
    Asian Pop-Up Cinema's opening night film "Survival Family" a...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
    The Asian Pop-Up Cinema, founded by film and cultural curator Sophia Wong Boccio and a part of Sophia's Choice,...
  • February 28, 2017
    "20,000 Reasons" Opening night film for the CEUFF
    Film Festivals, Review
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    The 20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF) is about to begin at the Gene Siskel Film Center,...
  • February 5, 2017
    POP AYE: An interview with the filmmaker...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    “Pop Aye” takes us to Bangkok as we journey with a man and his elephant.  Yes, his elephant.  Thana...
  • February 4, 2017
    SLAMDANCE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS by Pamela Powell
    Film Festivals
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    The Slamdance Film Festival continues to grow each year, showcasing more and more films as well as up and...
  • February 2, 2017
    Rotana's Story: An Inspiration to Women by...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    The Sundance Film Festival is all about film, but music is a big part of this festival too.  Rotana,...
  • January 31, 2017
    "What Lies Upstream" An interview with filmmaker Cullen Hoback...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Cullen Hoback, filmmaker Safe drinking water should be a given---for all.  But it's not.  Not even in the United States....
  • January 29, 2017
    "The Polka King" Dances to the beat of a...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    "Truth is stranger than fiction," producer David Permut said about the new film "The Polka King" starring Jack Black,...
  • January 28, 2017
    RUBBER HEART: An interview with the filmmaker, Lizzy Sanford
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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      "Rubber Heart" is one of the many wonderful short films premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festivals.  This dark...
  • January 28, 2017
    2017 Sundance Highlights by Pamela Powell
    Film Festivals
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    Thirty-three years ago, renowned actor Robert Redford created what would become one of the premier film festivals in the...
  • January 27, 2017
    THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES: An interview with filmmaker Jared...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
    0
      Climate change is much more of a threat to our lives than we may have initially understood.  "The Age...
  • January 26, 2017
    Sundance's "Walking Out" cinematographer Todd McMullen talks about the...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    WALKING OUT, starring Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins, opened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  This beautifully dramatic film,...
  • January 25, 2017
    "Hold On" An interview with Christine Turner, filmmaker
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    “Hold On” premiered and continues to screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as a part of the Short...
  • January 24, 2017
    "Kate Can't Swim" A Standout at Slamdance...
    Film Festivals, Review
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        "Kate Can't Swim" a feature film at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, is co-written by Josh Helman and Jennifer...
  • January 23, 2017
    KILLING GROUND creates old-fashioned tension in the horror genre...
    Film Festivals, Review
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        "Killing Ground" is the first feature film from the Australian filmmaker Damien Power.  As a sweet, young, and in-love...
  • January 22, 2017
    "Dawn of the Deaf" An unusal spin on this...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
    The horror film genre seems to be exploding, but finding a unique spin on the genre is a difficult...
  • January 21, 2017
    "Beat Beat Heart" A Slamdance Pleaser by Pamela...
    Film Festivals, Review
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      "Beat Beat Heart" comes to the Slamdance Film Festival by way of Germany from writer and director Luise Brinkmann....
  • January 20, 2017
    "An Inconvenient Sequel" Passionately inspiring By...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
    There is no denying climate change, but what can be denied is whether or not the US will be...
  • January 19, 2017
    The genius behind "The Polka King:" An interview with...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
    0
    David Permut, Producer Move over King of Rock 'n' Roll because there's new royalty in town---at least in Park City,...
  • January 17, 2017
    Fete Lifestyle Magazine's January Issue Highlights Oscar and Sundance!
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    What is FLM? Check out this video and find out! What to see at Sundance 2017! How to Sundance!           And the winner...
  • January 17, 2017
    "The Book of Love" is an emotional voyage...
    Film Festivals, Review
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      THE BOOK OF LOVE Starring: Maisie Williams, Jason Sudeikis, and Jessica Biel Directed by: William Purple "The Book of Love" formerly  "The...
  • January 13, 2017
    WHAT TO SEE AT SLAMDANCE 2017
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    The often-times overlooked film festival, Slamdance, which takes place in that same quaint ski town of Park City, Utah...
  • December 2, 2016
    "Visitor's Day" opens the doors to resilience and hope...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
      In a small town outside of Mexico City is a place that houses abandoned and/or abused boys called IPODERAC. ...
  • November 11, 2016
    "Bear With Us" A clever dark comedy by...
    Film Festivals, Review
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    “Bear With Us” is described as a romantic farce, but it’s really so much more.  Filmed in black and...
  • November 9, 2016
    "Grand Unified Theory" Ties life's loose strings together with...
    Film Festivals, Review
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      GRAND UNIFIED THEORY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: DAVID RAY STARRING: SCOTT BELLIS, KENDALL CROSS, MAXWELL HAYNES, and EMMA GRABINSKY When you hear...
  • October 28, 2016
    "PUSHING DEAD" Finds Humor in AIDS by Pamela...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
    *Due to a technical issue, the original post of this review disappeared.  This is a reprint.   What kind of a...
  • October 21, 2016
    "Certain Women" An interview with Kelly Reichardt...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Michelle Williams in "Certain Women" Kelly Reichardt, known for her previous films "Night Moves," and "Meek's Cutoff," continues to break...
  • October 20, 2016
    "A Quiet Passion" An Interview with Catherine Bailey...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
    0
      2016 is the year of brilliantly edgy and provocatively comedic period pieces centered around female literary geniuses.  Earlier in...
  • October 10, 2016
    Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto October 12-16 by...
    Film Festivals, News
    0
    Toronto is known for TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), but it also hosts one of the most socially important...
  • September 25, 2016
    "Real Boy" Insight into becoming transgender by...
    Film Festivals, Review
    0
    REELING: THE CHICAGO LGBTQ+ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is currently underway through September 29th, offering award-winning films including full-length features,...
  • September 23, 2016
    CIFF (Chicago International Film Festival) is just around the...
    Film Festivals
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    You're in luck! See the stars, be the first to see not-yet-released films and even ask questions of the...
  • September 22, 2016
    "After the Storm" An Interview with Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    “After the Storm” is written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, known for recent releases such as “Like Father, Like...

Streaming

  • November 18, 2017
    'Strad Style' a docu-thriller now available on VOD
    Review, Weekly VOD
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    Is there such a film genre as “docu-thriller?” If not, there should be as “Strad Style” is exactly that...
  • November 3, 2017
    "Girl Flu" Finds boundless comedy and heart in this...
    Weekly VOD
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      Dorie Barton makes her writing and directorial debut with "Girl Flu," a hilarious yet wonderfully accurate look at a...
  • October 18, 2017
    "Swing Away" Now Available on VOD
    Weekly VOD
    0
    Zoe Papadopoulos (Shannon Elizabeth) has a major meltdown on the women's golf circuit resulting in a suspension.  Wrestling with...
  • July 19, 2017
    "Frank vs. God" Takes legal action against the Almighty
    Weekly VOD
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      Henry Ian Cusick, previously known for his character in the hit television series ‘Lost,’ and now ‘The 100’ has...
  • July 12, 2017
    "Boiling the Frog" Will make you jump to action;...
    News, Review, Weekly VOD
    0
    Climate change.  Some people haven’t woken up to smell the coffee---that’s grown in Brazil where the rainforest is being...
  • June 30, 2017
    "The Exception" A romantic thriller set amidst WWII
    Review, Weekly VOD
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        The stories from WWII are limitless and screenwriter Simon Burke brings Alan Judd’s novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” to...
  • June 27, 2017
    LIMBO: A surreal view of past and future
    Weekly VOD
    0
    LIMBO Written by:  Will Blank and Richard Kaponas Directed by Will Blank Starring Raul Castillo and Sam Elliott (voice) "Limbo," co-written by Will...
  • June 20, 2017
    VEGAS BABY's creator, Amanda Micheli, lends personal insight to...
    Interviews, Weekly VOD
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      The stakes are high when it comes to the inability to have children and Amanda Micheli, Academy Awarding documentarian,...
  • June 10, 2017
    Parks and Rec star Jim O'Heir on new film...
    Interviews, Weekly VOD
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      Jim O'Heir, the lovable loser from the hit television series "Parks and Recreation," takes on a dramatically different role...
  • May 12, 2017
    "The Lovers" Is an exceptional and unexpected tale of...
    Weekly VOD
    0
    What’s more powerful, the written or the spoken word?  In the case of “The Lovers,” the answer is neither. ...
  • December 19, 2016
    "The Secret Life of Muslims" Promises (and delivers) entertainment,...
    News, Review, Weekly VOD
    0
      Muslim Girl founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh. In the aftermath of one of the racially divided and prejudicial presidential races in U.S....
  • December 15, 2016
    "Stevie D" A light-hearted mobster film By...
    Weekly VOD
    0
    STEVIE D Written and directed by Chris Cordone Starring:  Chris Cordone, Torrey DeVitto, Kevin Chapman, John Aprea, and Hal Linden Stevie DiMarco...
  • November 20, 2016
    "I Am Bolt" Strikes the world...
    Weekly VOD
    0
      The world has been struck by lightning...his name is Usain Bolt.  Jamaican-born sprinter Usain Bolt is considered the fastest...

DVD

  • November 3, 2017
    INGRID GOES WEST---Spicer pushes the envelope too far
    Weekly DVD
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      “Ingrid Goes West” takes psychological disorders and social media and puts them into a pressure cooker to give us...
  • October 8, 2017
    "Swing Away" Open in theaters and on VOD October...
    Weekly DVD
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    SWING AWAY Director: Michael Achilles Nickles Cast: Shannon Elizabeth, John O’Hurley, Manos Gavras, Renos Haralambidis, Karl Theobald, Alexandros Mylonas, Olga Damani, Christos...
  • June 23, 2017
    MAUDIE : artistic love story for the ages
    Film Festivals, Review, Weekly DVD
    0
    Maudie Written by:  Sherry White Directed by:  Aisling Walsh Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis may not...
  • June 16, 2017
    "Maudie" a timeless love story
    Review, Weekly DVD
    0
        (From the June 16, 2017 edition of Fete Lifestyle Magazine) Obviously, every film has a location, but some films not...
  • June 16, 2017
    "Beatriz At Dinner" A moralistic battleground
    Review, Weekly DVD
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      BEATRIZ AT DINNER Written by Mike White Directed by Miguel Arteta Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, and Connie Britton Mike White’s (“Enlightened”) eloquence...
  • June 16, 2017
    "The Hero" Creates real and dramatic power with Elliott...
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review, Weekly DVD
    0
    THE HERO Written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch Directed By Brett Haley Starring:  Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, and Laura Prepon Brett Haley,...
  • June 8, 2017
    "I, Daniel Blake" Finds humanity and humor in our...
    Review, Weekly DVD
    0
    Ken Loach directs the off-kilter comedian Dave Johns in "I, Daniel Blake,"  a beautiful depiction of healthcare and bureaucracy...
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New York native film critic Pamela Powell now resides near Chicago where she has been reviewing big blockbuster films as well as independent gems for the last 7 years.

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Interviews

  • November 20, 2017
    Razvan Stoica shares his thoughts about "Strad Style"
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    The world-renowned classical violinist, Razvan Stoica, is one of the focal points in the new documentary "Strad Style" now...
  • November 18, 2017
    Nadia Jordan's 'For the Love of George' wins at...
    Interviews
    0
    The 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival has come to a close until next year. The festival featured Chicago-made shorts...
  • November 9, 2017
    Brent Kado, Changing the Chicago film scene
    Interviews
    0
    Chicago’s film scene is evolving thanks to the independent endeavors of  Brent Kado and his wife Jessica Hardy. Together, they...
  • October 26, 2017
    "Or Die Trying" producer Sarah Hawkins talks about women...
    Interviews, News
    0
    Award-winning actress Sarah Hawkins is branching out quickly to the executive producer role of a new web series, “Or...
  • October 10, 2017
    Everybody Digital
    Interviews
    0
    Allen Maldonado has created a new app called Everybody Digital which gives not only a home to short films,...
  • October 10, 2017
    It's Not Yet Dark
    Interviews
    0
    Director Frankie Fenton, producers Lesley McKimm and Kathryn Kennedy, and Ruth Fitzmaurice joined me to talk about the award...
  • October 10, 2017
    Killing Ground
    Interviews
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    Damien Power, Maya Stange, and Aaron Glenane discussed the creation of KILLING GROUND during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival http://reelhonestreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/KillingGroundInterview.mp3
  • October 10, 2017
    Pop Aye
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    The Sundance opening night film POP AYE has met rave reviews.  I had the opportunity to sit down with...
  • October 10, 2017
    Suck It Up
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    Director Jordan Canning spoke with fellow journalist Tom Haraldsen and I about making the Slamdance hit film SUCK IT...
  • October 10, 2017
    To The Moon and Back
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    Susan Morgan Cooper and Miles Harrington talk with Pamela Powell about the documentary film TO THE MOON AND BACK http://reelhonestreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TTMABFinal.mp3
  • October 10, 2017
    Unbroken Glass
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    Documentary filmmaker Dinesh Sabu talks with Reel Honest Reviews' Pamela Powell about making this personal film, "Unbroken Glass." http://reelhonestreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UnbrokenGlassFinal.mp3
  • October 10, 2017
    A United Kingdom
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    David Oyelowo sits down with Pamela Powell to talk about his new film A UNITED KINGDOM http://reelhonestreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AUnitedKingdom.mp3
  • October 10, 2017
    Dave Made A Maze Interview
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    Writer/director Bill Watterson and actors Nick Thune and Meera Rohit Kumbhani joined Pamela Powell of Reel Honest Reviews to...
  • October 8, 2017
    An interview with Chad Friedrichs, "The Experimental City"...
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    The documentary film, “The Experimental City” by Chad Friedrichs, will be a part of the 53rd Chicago International Film...
  • October 8, 2017
    CHASING THE BLUES co-writer and director Scott Smith talks...
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    The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, October 12th-26, has one of the most memorable line-ups in its history.  Unique...
  • September 11, 2017
    TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE Blossoms with love...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses never looked as beautiful as it does in "Tulipani: Love, Honour and a...
  • September 4, 2017
    Oscar-winning director van Diem is back: This time, he's...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival isn't just for big names and big stars — it also finds and...
  • August 28, 2017
    "The Unknown Girl" A realistic and visceral experience in...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the brothers responsible for a myriad number of films, most recently the Academy Award nominated...
  • June 20, 2017
    VEGAS BABY's creator, Amanda Micheli, lends personal insight to...
    Interviews, Weekly VOD
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      The stakes are high when it comes to the inability to have children and Amanda Micheli, Academy Awarding documentarian,...
  • June 16, 2017
    "The Hero" Creates real and dramatic power with Elliott...
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    THE HERO Written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch Directed By Brett Haley Starring:  Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, and Laura Prepon Brett Haley,...
  • June 13, 2017
    'Wink' director tests waters of short films
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    (Published in FF2 Media, June 12, 2017) Now in its 20th year, the Los Angeles-based film festival, Dances With Films...
  • June 13, 2017
    'To the Moon and Back' tackles politics of Russian...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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      (As published in the June 12th edition of FF2 Media) Now in its 20th year, the Los Angeles-based film festival,...
  • June 10, 2017
    Parks and Rec star Jim O'Heir on new film...
    Interviews, Weekly VOD
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      Jim O'Heir, the lovable loser from the hit television series "Parks and Recreation," takes on a dramatically different role...
  • June 6, 2017
    'Being Black Enough or (How To Kill A Black...
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    Devin Rice's new film "Being Black Enough or (How to Kill a Black Man)" is an emotionally and intellectually...
  • May 27, 2017
    Elena Beuca's Directorial Debut Finds Heart in "D-Love"
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review
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    When a film leaves you speechless, with tears rolling down your cheeks, and you find your hand over your...
  • May 16, 2017
    An interview with Azazel Jacobs, writer and director of...
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      “The Lovers,” starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts opened to rave reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine and RogerEbert.com as...
  • April 20, 2017
    "Tommy's Honour" An interview
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      What’s the inspiration behind the film “Tommy’s Honour?”  The answer to that question is just as intriguing as the...
  • April 10, 2017
    Hathaway, Sudeikis, and Vigalondo talk with RHR about their...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis star in the upcoming genre-bending film “Colossal,” the brainchild of Spanish writer and director...
  • March 29, 2017
    NIKI CARO delves into the pain, beauty of "The...
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    AS PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH 28 ISSUE OF FF2 MEDIA:   Unknown stories of war heroes, particularly WWII, seldom are unearthed,...
  • March 21, 2017
    An interview with the talent from "A Bad Idea...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Sitting down to talk with writer/director Jason Headley as well as two of the lead actors, Matt Jones and...
  • March 21, 2017
    SXSW highlights outstanding female filmmakers
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    Female filmmakers have always been better represented at festivals than in mainstream Hollywood and SXSW this year...
  • March 8, 2017
    Chris Irwin of Black Market Trust finds similarities with...
    Interviews
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    Music isn't usually Reel Honest Reviews' market, but Black Market Trust is just one of those bands that hooks...
  • March 3, 2017
    "The Age of Consequences" A part of the One...
    Film Festivals, Interviews, Review
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    The One Earth Film Festival, now in its 6th year, celebrates filmmaking that increases knowledge and awareness of environmental...
  • February 18, 2017
    An Interview with David Oyelowo from A UNITED KINGDOM
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      David Oyelowo stars in another biographic drama, this time taking place in Great Britain, post-World War II as he...
  • February 5, 2017
    Allen Maldonado reveals new short film app Everybody Digital
    Interviews, News
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    Allen Maldonado (BLACK-ISH, SURVIVOR'S REMORSE)  is not only a talented actor and writer, he is also a cutting-edge entrepreneur. Maldonado...
  • February 5, 2017
    POP AYE: An interview with the filmmaker...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    “Pop Aye” takes us to Bangkok as we journey with a man and his elephant.  Yes, his elephant.  Thana...
  • February 2, 2017
    Rotana's Story: An Inspiration to Women by...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    The Sundance Film Festival is all about film, but music is a big part of this festival too.  Rotana,...
  • January 31, 2017
    "What Lies Upstream" An interview with filmmaker Cullen Hoback...
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    Cullen Hoback, filmmaker Safe drinking water should be a given---for all.  But it's not.  Not even in the United States....
  • January 28, 2017
    RUBBER HEART: An interview with the filmmaker, Lizzy Sanford
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      "Rubber Heart" is one of the many wonderful short films premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festivals.  This dark...
  • January 27, 2017
    THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES: An interview with filmmaker Jared...
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      Climate change is much more of a threat to our lives than we may have initially understood.  "The Age...
  • January 26, 2017
    Sundance's "Walking Out" cinematographer Todd McMullen talks about the...
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    WALKING OUT, starring Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins, opened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  This beautifully dramatic film,...
  • January 25, 2017
    "Hold On" An interview with Christine Turner, filmmaker
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    “Hold On” premiered and continues to screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as a part of the Short...
  • January 19, 2017
    The genius behind "The Polka King:" An interview with...
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    David Permut, Producer Move over King of Rock 'n' Roll because there's new royalty in town---at least in Park City,...
  • January 15, 2017
    Chris Cordone talks about the making of "Stevie D"...
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    “Stevie D,” an unusual crime drama full of ironic humor is now available on demand via all digital platforms. ...
  • December 10, 2016
    "Office Christmas Party" Interview with the filmmakers...
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    'Tis the season to be jolly, and "Office Christmas Party" brings some spicy hilarity to the holidays. Jason Bateman teams...
  • November 23, 2016
    The making of Apparition Hill: An Interview by...
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      Sean Bloomfield, filmmaker                 The holiday season always brings into question and conversation the existence of God.  Filmmaker Sean Bloomfield has...
  • November 20, 2016
    Ang Lee on war, truth and filmmaking...
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    "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a film about a group of Iraq War vets who return home to a...
  • November 18, 2016
    "Edge of Seventeen"
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      Do you remember what it was like to be 17? As your memories come flooding back, you probably wouldn't...
  • November 2, 2016
    "Trolls" An interview with the filmmakers by Pamela...
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    Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, Pam Powell Photo Credit: Jessica Perez What could possibly be more fun than watching the sensational...
  • October 21, 2016
    "Certain Women" An interview with Kelly Reichardt...
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    Michelle Williams in "Certain Women" Kelly Reichardt, known for her previous films "Night Moves," and "Meek's Cutoff," continues to break...
  • October 20, 2016
    "A Quiet Passion" An Interview with Catherine Bailey...
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      2016 is the year of brilliantly edgy and provocatively comedic period pieces centered around female literary geniuses.  Earlier in...
  • September 30, 2016
    Life After "Beast" An interview with Robby Benson...
    Interviews, News
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      Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall, and Robby Benson, the voice behind the...
  • September 22, 2016
    "After the Storm" An Interview with Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Film Festivals, Interviews
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    “After the Storm” is written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, known for recent releases such as “Like Father, Like...
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