TOVE

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pw_JrV8HYHE In her newest film, TOVE, director Zaida Bergroth gives us a peek into the life of notable children’s author/illustrator Tove Jansson. Growing up during World War II, Tove followed her artistic side just as her father, Victor Jansson, who had become a well-known sculptor. The film acts as both a biopic and love story … Continue reading TOVE

Women

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q7eH8OtIQFU The newest film from writer/director Anton Sigurdsson Women follows in the same rhythm of other investigation scenarios such as Se7en or Kiss the Girls along with traces of The Silence of the Lambs. The film follows Detective Hawk, played by Adam Dorsey, searching for a killer who has left two bodies behind with another … Continue reading Women

Welcome Matt

https://www.youtube.com/embed/tRhjSCX5kpQ In the feature debut of writer/director Leon Pierce Jr.’s Welcome Matt we are reintroduced to child actor Tahj Mowry (Full House, Smart Guy) but this time as a broken down filmmaker trying to form his newest project while also dealing with a debilitating phobia. The film falls into the slacker comedy vibe akin to … Continue reading Welcome Matt

WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lhwBZN7d70c There are times it is essential for a message to reach the masses and there is no bigger topic right now than the relations between police and the African American community. The last few years have been especially important with the rise of the BLM movement with marches taking place across the country. Writer/director … Continue reading WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NZ5MALp1qp8 Music has always been therapeutic and allows us to feel out emotions we hold within; the same goes with how this music is made. Artists are not always comfortable with the conditions allotted to them which in turn hurts the music giving it a manufactured feel. For most, a change in surroundings/scenery helps calm … Continue reading Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

The Man in the Hat

https://www.youtube.com/embed/aqKpAFdpuyI The majority of the time before watching a film we already know going in what to expect but the real gamble comes when going in blind. You can either sit through 90 minutes of utter boredom or pull out a “winner” and be pleasantly surprised. The latter would most certainly apply to the newest … Continue reading The Man in the Hat

Eat Wheaties!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/IVpVGtaNXGY For no explainable reason the most awkward moments can also be the funniest… albeit with a higher cringe factor. Films like Office Space, Borat or a television series like Curb Your Enthusiasm have the ability to highlight the comedic value in non-traditional scenarios. Adapted from the novel ‘The Locklear Letters’ by Michael Kun, first … Continue reading Eat Wheaties!

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iXnLowMHS7g             Who would had ever thought that the world’s most pressing issues could be addressed by muppets? For over fifty years that is exactly what Sesame Street and its creators have and continue to do to this day. Documentarian Marilyn Agrelo’s new film Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is based on … Continue reading Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Trigger Point

https://www.youtube.com/embed/AiRRoArpkqU For some genres of film you can always rinse and repeat content, characters and story and come out with something new for audiences to enjoy. Although true to some degree it does not necessary mean just because you think you have the right pieces that you will come out with the full picture. Films … Continue reading Trigger Point

Tiny Tim: King for a Day

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YWCXwNCzZgo We can always admire the story of an underdog; the individual no one gave a chance but they still found a way to beat the odds. In today’s society it is a lot easier to be get recognized and be spotlighted for your accomplishments or talents. Going back almost 50 years such feats were … Continue reading Tiny Tim: King for a Day