Review: The Florida Project

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” Kailash Satyarthi In Sean Baker’s excellent The Florida Project we see the glorious, almost technicolor world through the eyes of six year old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), who is living below the poverty line in post-election America. However, she doesn’t see […]

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A Prestigious Bunch Lavished By British Independent Film Awards Nominations

The recent announcement of the British Independent Film Awards for the year of 2017 are dominated by breakthrough talent from the indie circuit. The big five shortlisted for the top prize also fill the spots for Director and Screenplay, as well as making a significant chunk of the acting categories. Starting with the standard long […]

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Writer-Director Dan Jenski Talks About His First Feature Film ADDicted

It occurred to me while watching ADDIcted, written and directed by Dan Jenski, that there are not many films these days that deal with the kind of prescribed drug dependency that hovers in and out of young lives, potentially ruining their futures. ADDicted, the clever title indicates the Adderall drug, centers on college students are […]

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Independent Filmmaker Arthur Egeli Reconstructs A ‘Murder On The Cape’

I knew a little about the true story of Christa Worthington, a fashion writer who was involved in a coastal affair, before being brutally murdered. When I sat down to watch Arthur Egeli‘s film based on those events, Murder on the Cape, I went looking into it even further. The screenplay from Egeli has a […]

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Writer-Director Peyv Raz Talks Film Debut With ‘Clarity’

From joy to despair in a matter of seconds as a family congratulatory gathering becomes a tense affair in a hospital waiting room. A life is at stake, and 20 years are about to be bridged. First time feature film director and screenwriter Peyv Raz establishes the pace early with Clarity on as two cultures, […]

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Indie Feature ‘She Rises’ Echoes Lynchian Nightmares

She Rises, which had its world premier at the Ireland Horrorthon Film Festival, is a mystery-comedy-horror hybrid of sorts, pulling some impressive, if ridiculously oddball, strings towards potential indie cult status. The opening shots of She Rises, with some disorientating, swaying camera movements, allows director Larry Wade Carrell, editor Vance Crofoot, and director of photography Steve […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 20 of 20

And there we have it, 100 Films Made By Women. You perhaps noticed that names like Barbra Streisand, Gillian Armstrong, Ann Hui, Lana Wachowski, Madonna, were not featured here. That does not mean we forgot them, but it does perhaps mean we may have to do all this again soon. Another 100 Films Made By […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 19 of 20

The penultimate part has arrived as we close in on the 100. I simply have to thank every one of you that contributed here through the ten parts – reading your words over and over was a pleasure and enlightening every time. And a thank you too to those that read all of this. Keep reading. […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 18 of 20

A certain household name pops up here, a director of another Oscar-winner, and also of Wonder Woman herself. There’s also contrasting, powerful tales of endangerment and grief, of the waters, and of the forest. Blackfish (2013) – Gabriela Cowperthwaite — Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite takes on the bold task of making us look closer […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 17 of 20

My own inclusions here of two Danish films and their makers is purely coincidental. There’s also another short film, but in all 5, more examples of women doing great work in the film industry. In a Better World (2010) – Susanne Bier — Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, In a Better […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 16 of 20

Varying discourses of love and loss form much of this chapter of the female-directed movies you not only ought to know, but should have seen already. And there’s a breakthrough performance of an actress who would later win an Oscar. Frozen River (2008) – Courtney Hunt — Steve Schweighofer @banjoonthecrag Courtney Hunt’s brilliantly simple writing and […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 15 of 20

As we open the 15th part of the 100 Films Made By Women with 3 movies in black and white, we also include the oldest film on the entire list (and one of two short films). Continue to salute with us these extremely talented women bringing exceptional films to our attention: A Girl Walks Home […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 14 of 20

We throw at you a ground-breaking documentary, classic literature, oddball comedy – the list can go on – in the next part of 100 Films Made By Women. Go ahead, enjoy the next 5: The Selfish Giant (2013) – Clio Barnard — Thomas Pollock @FilmMasterT The Selfish Giant is a British film, directed by Clio Barnard, […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 13 of 20

Another mixed bag coming up in the 13th part of the 100 Films Made By Women. A man with a gun, squabbling sisters, stroppy teenagers, child abuse, and we’ll start with William Hurt’s romance with a young deaf woman: Children of a Lesser God (1986) – Randa Haines — Robin Write @WriteoutofLA I don’t want to […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 12 of 20

So much talent hidden in the shadows. And I wonder how many of these movies in this series you knew very well but were still surprised to find they were directed by a woman. Here are 5 more: Enough Said (2013) – Nicole Holofcener — Asif Khan @KHAN2705 For the fans of Sundance dramedies, Holofcener requires […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 11 of 20

Although I never claimed outright each and every one of the 100 Films Made By Women would be rare things, that was kind of the net I was casting. That said, with that extraordinarily laborious problem in the film industry, not having heard of so many female film directors out there means these gems and […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 10 of 20

As we reach the halfway point, take a gander at the following female directed films, featuring football, time leaps, stardom, unlikely alliances. And of course much, much more. Enjoy.  Bend It Like Beckham (2002) – Gurinda Chadha — Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Long before he played soccer in America, now social icon David Beckham was an English […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 9 of 20

Almost halfway there, but still over 50 Films Made By Women to go. So what have you learned? Who have you heard of? How many have you actually seen? I thought so. Lets crack on with the next 5 then, I do hope you are enjoying this at least somewhere close to how much I […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 8 of 20

Two of the finest romantic comedies coming up to feast on. Speaking of appetite, there’s also a cannibalistic tale in the mix. So fulfill your hunger for female directed films by reading on. The Holiday (2006) – Nancy Meyers — Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Writer-producer of such prominent female-centric movies like Private Benjamin, Baby Boom, and Father […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 7 of 20

There’s a slight French, sisterly vibe in the 7th part of 100 Films Made By Women – likely not deliberate. Please do continue with us (a great deal of effort has gone into this), and soak up all the contrasting female film-makers, some veterans in their field, some very new to the game: When You […]

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