Why It Is Important To Have A Femme Filmmakers Festival

I recently began writing my first screenplay. My story, which centers on a male protagonist, is not only something I love to tell, but I’ve never had more fun writing anything in my life… that was, until I started developing the main female protagonist. I approached her first scene-stealing moment filled with excitement, but almost […]

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Review: White God

Kornél Mundruczó’s 2014 Cannes-winner, White God, has an interesting plot: After being ditched on the road, Hagen the Dog rallies together other street dogs to form a violent uprising against the humans who abused them and attempts to reunite with his owner, 13-year old Lili. There is a general artistry to be admired here (the […]

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Psychology Of Film Diagnosis: Three Colors Blue

Blue, the first in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy, tells the story of a ghost musician, Julie, who is caught in a grieving cycle after her husband and daughter pass away in a car accident. Unable to cut herself out of existence through a failed suicide attempt upon hearing about their deaths, Julie tries the […]

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For Your Consideration: Amy Adams & the Case for the Understated Actor

And the Oscar Goes to… It happens every year. Studios cram the final months with their splashiest films hoping for Oscar glory and the best performances rise to the top.  I just can’t help but feel this “best”performance concept is often confused with “biggest” or “loudest.”  This thought is reinforced by the aforementioned packing and the […]

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Christmas Movie Advent Calendar – Day Eight

Quick Film Diagnosis: Love, Actually I know what I’m about to say may be traumatic for some to hear, but Love, Actually as a “romcom Christmas movie” is false advertising. The film is essentially a collection of sub-plots that we’ve already seen in lesser films and TV movies (ex. guy in love with best friend’s […]

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The Modern Evolution of Horror Films: 13 to Watch

Just at a surface glance, it’s interesting to see how American cinema has evolved since the millennium, particularly post-9/11. The most obvious change is the action genre, wherein terrible eastern-European accents once reigned and targeted crises on public transportation systems and business buildings ruled (ex. Speed: subways and buses; Mission Impossible: subways and helicopters; Speed […]

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