Young Filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov Talks Personal Experiences, Short Films, And Tinder

Talented 24 year-old filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov appears to have a humble yet dynamic perspective on her corner of the film world. There is also an excitement about the Femme Filmmakers Festival from her, as we discuss, in a thankfully encouraging manner, the online format of film watching and publicity. It doesn’t take long, by definition, to […]

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Au Revoir, Jeanne Moreau

Having recently delved into the cinematic year of wonder that is 1961, it was an easy selection to include the emotive turn from Jeanne Moreau from La Notte in my Actress Lead shortlist. In the same year the French actress made a cheeky cameo in Jean-Luc Godard’s Une Femme est une femme as Jean-Paul Belmondo […]

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Trailer: The Sisters Plotz

Cinevest Interactive Inc. the New York based producer’s representative and global sales agency focusing on indie women producers and directors headed by Arthur Schweitzer has signed The Sisters Plotz Directed by Lisa Hammer, American filmmaker, actress, composer and singer. Written by Lisa Ferber, creator, writer, and actress with music by Mary Feinsinger, starring Eve Plumb […]

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Festival de Cannes 2017 – Winners

Cinema#Cannes2017 Are Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay both winning this evening for You Were Never Really Here? — Robin Write (@WriteoutofLA) May 28, 2017 TOLD YOU Cannes Compétition Prospectus – In the Fade https://t.co/gjVFoP8Qvs via @WriteoutofLA — Robin Write (@WriteoutofLA) May 28, 2017 #Cannes2017 Wow Ruben Ostlund is a showman too. Cannes 1 Oscars 0. […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: Michèle Morgan, 1946

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. Did you know that the big prize, the Palme d’Or was called the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film between 1939 and 1954, and then again from […]

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Film Honors: 2016

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the […]

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Film Honors: 2000

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the […]

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Film Honors: 2004

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the […]

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LACMA Review: Personal Shopper

In their second collaboration, Kristen Stewart and director Olivier Assayas go down a creepy American in Paris Gothic film road with Personal Shopper. I was in attendance Monday night at the Film Independent at LACMA screening where after wards, there was a Q&A. Kristen stars as Maureen, a young woman who is still mourning the […]

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Review And Q&A: Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper is an emotional story about loss, luxury labels, comfy pullovers, ghosts, scooters, ectoplasm, and contacting the other side. Something for everyone, en fait. Personal shopper is the second collaboration between the French auteur director Olivier Assayas and his Southlands ingénue, Kristen Stewart, who scooped the first ever Cesar to go to an American […]

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Emma Watson Can’t Be A Feminist And Have Boobs

It was incomprehensible how much weight Emma Watson put upon her slender shoulders when she embarked on the inspirational United Nations speech in 2014. I was in on the HeForShe campaign immediately – sold! But, three years on, she ought to pay attention to the kids on Instagram, they have such noble, worldly, well though-out […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 20/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. And now, the end is near, and so we face the final cinematic curtain. My film friends, I’ll say it clear, we stated our case for Oscar snubs, of which I’m certain. Regrets, hell yeah, we have a few, the Academy would argue there are too few to mention. […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 19/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. So we reach the penultimate 5 of actors and actresses who were not nomination for an Oscar, and feel they should have. You’ve come this far, you may as well crack on til the end now. Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year (2014) – – – Robin Write […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 18/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Here you’ll find a couple of French, a couple of Greeks, not to mention a Dane, and a Norwegian. Your thoughts are always welcome in the comments section below.  Aggeliki Papoulia / Mary Tsoni for Dogtooth (2010) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Yorgos Lanthimos’s surreal Dogtooth is a bit like […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 17/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. So we reach the penultimate part of the Oscar Missables. A pleasantly mixed bag too, with a few out-there options as well as some that were pretty obvious – to us not voting that is. The Queen of Oscar Nominations also shows up here – so no, she was not […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 16/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. This 5 features, in my opinion, one of the finest pieces of acting by a child I have ever seen – and the odds are most of you have sadly not even heard of the movie. Until now. Christian Bale for American Psycho (1999) – – – Tim J. […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 15/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Some truly crazed and murderous men acting their socks off here – and one man just trying to stay alive. Not one made the short-list come Oscar time. Part 15 of our list of 100 Academy Award Absentees also includes some terrific work by the female branch, their range […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 14/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Sorry Albert Brooks you are outnumbered here by feisty, fierce women. Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Jennifer Jason Leigh has hardly been synonymous with an Oscar contender in her moderately successful film career. That reputation is misleading if you look […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 13/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Here are 5 more acting performances not nominated for an Oscar. And might I add even further gratitude to those writing for me at the moment, your enthusiasm and talent is highly appreciated. Bryce Dallas Howard for The Village (2004) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA With The Village continuing […]

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Oscars: If I Picked The Winners

Today is the last day for the Oscar voters to fill out their ballots, and I think it’s time to decide what I would vote for if I was filling out an Oscar ballot. These are not the same exact picks that I said on the podcast. Those are purely what I want to see […]

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