Movie News: Annual Oscar-Qualifying® HollyShorts Film Festival Celebrates their 20th anniversary

The HollyShorts Film Festival celebrates with a star-studded 2024 lineup featuring shorts with Zoe Saldana, Academy® Award winner Riz Ahmed, Thomasin McKenzie, Ed Harris, Bella Thorne, Sam Raimi, Academy® Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis, and Noomi Rapace.Some of the stars and filmmakers also featured this year include Academy® Award nominee John Hawkes, Victoria Pedretti, Mia… Continue reading Movie News: Annual Oscar-Qualifying® HollyShorts Film Festival Celebrates their 20th anniversary

Movie Review: ALL THAT IS SACRED, A Fascinating Time Capsule

I enjoyed attending a special documentary screening that reveals a particular time and place where acclaimed artists and kindred spirits came together to pursue their work, party like beasts, and share a passion for Tarpon fishing. Directed by Scott Balew, All That Is Sacred is a film that is too long to be a short… Continue reading Movie Review: ALL THAT IS SACRED, A Fascinating Time Capsule

Movie Review: TWISTERS Is Pure Junk Food Cinema

Lee Isaac Chung’s sequel to 1996’s Twister is precisely what you’d expect from a second installment. With a few tweaks, this movie delivers more of the same popcorn cinema that either thrilled or disappointed audiences. I enjoyed Jan De Bont’s first installment because of what it is- pure spectacle with little depth and no foothold… Continue reading Movie Review: TWISTERS Is Pure Junk Food Cinema

Twisters – a mother-daughter review

Daisy Edgar Jones, Anthony Ramos and Glen Powell in a scene from Universal Pictures' 'Twisters' COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL

Reviewed by Mother-Daughter Duo: Amber and Leia CokerSPECIAL GUEST CONTRIBUTORS ‘Twisters,’ directed by Lee Isaac Chung and starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Glen Powell, is a captivating movie with an exhilarating and original plot. It follows Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser who returns to the open plains to test a groundbreaking new tracking system just… Continue reading Twisters – a mother-daughter review

Movie Review: Piropolis- World Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest – Documentary: Devastating Fires in Chile

Nicolás Molina’s “Pirópolis” is set in Valparaiso, Chile, and concerns the recurrent and increasingly frequent wildfires there. Because many Americans are so consumed with the news of the wildfires in the western part of the country, it is likely that they are not aware of what is happening in Chile. The resources are not the… Continue reading Movie Review: Piropolis- World Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest – Documentary: Devastating Fires in Chile

SXSW 2024: World Premiere of Dandelion Captivates with Authenticity

I look forward to viewing films from the 24 BEATS PER SECOND category at the SXSW Film & Television Festival every year. SXSW describes this category as “vibrant films showcasing the sounds, culture, and influence of music and musicians.” Unfortunately, I did not view every single film offered in this category as much as I… Continue reading SXSW 2024: World Premiere of Dandelion Captivates with Authenticity

Young Woman and the Sea: an inspiring tale for all

Daisy Ridley in Young Woman and the Sea (Disney +)

‘Young Woman and the Sea,’ directed by Joachim Rønning and starring Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, and Stephen Graham, offers viewers an inspiring, feel-good sports saga that paints the perfect picture of the period and struggles of women. This biographical drama delves into the remarkable life of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the… Continue reading Young Woman and the Sea: an inspiring tale for all

Movie Review: National Anthem – SXSW 2023 Film Now on Theatrical Release – It is Not Only a Song

I missed this film at the SXSW Film & Television Festival last year and was glad to have the opportunity to view it as it was released in select cities (theatrically in Austin at the Drafthouse South Lamar). Reading the synopsis gave me a general idea of what to anticipate, but when I was learning… Continue reading Movie Review: National Anthem – SXSW 2023 Film Now on Theatrical Release – It is Not Only a Song

Fly Me to the Moon: Tatum and Johansson take off

Johanssonand Tatum in Fly Me to the Moon (Apple TV+)

‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ directed by Greg Berlanti, offers a charming blend of a romantic comedy set against the monumental backdrop of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing. With Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum leading the cast, the film delivers a nostalgic yet fresh take on the late ’60s era. Kelly Jones (Johansson) is a… Continue reading Fly Me to the Moon: Tatum and Johansson take off

Movie Review: LONGLEGS Is One of the More Disturbing And Unnerving Films of This Year

There has been a lot of hype surrounding this serial killer horror film, and I can honestly say it lives up to it. While it isn’t the most excellent movie of its kind, filmmaker Oz Perkins delivers a film that will impact every audience member who experiences it. Though the influences are apparent, Perkins still… Continue reading Movie Review: LONGLEGS Is One of the More Disturbing And Unnerving Films of This Year