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Q&A: Cyril Aris, writer/director of short film ‘The President’s Visit’

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Q&A: Cyril Aris, writer/director of short film ‘The President’s Visit’

By Josh Morris The President’s Visit is a short film that follows Nino Fattoush, a local shop owner in Lebanon whose soap attracts the attention of a presidential candidate looking for the perfect marketing gimmick. Chaos may or may not ensue when word spreads about the president’s visit to the small town …. Writer/director Cyril […]

Q&A: Writer Clarissa Jacobson and director JM Logan on short film ‘Lunch Ladies’

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Q&A: Writer Clarissa Jacobson and director JM Logan on short film ‘Lunch Ladies’

By Josh Morris Lunch Ladies is a horror-comedy short film about two lunch ladies who will do just about anything to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs. The film’s write, Clarissa Jacobson, and the director, J.M. Logan, were kind enough to answer some questions about the short. Informer Media Group: The film really took me for […]

Q&A: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, director/writer of short film ‘Mother’

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Q&A: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, director/writer of short film ‘Mother’

By Josh Morris Mother is a riveting short film about Elena, a single mother who receives an alarming phone call from her six-year-old son while he is on vacation with his father. Director/writer Rodrigo Sorogoyen was kind enough to answer some questions about the film. Informer Media Group: What inspired this story? Rodrigo Sorogoyen: Something […]

Q&A: Marcus Markou, director and writer of short film ‘Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times’

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Q&A: Marcus Markou, director and writer of short film ‘Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times’

By Josh Morris Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times is a short film that follows two men, Samir and Alistair, whose interactions create multiple transitions in their relationship; from friends to rivals, from “strangers” to “deeply connected,” from “different” to “equal.” The director and writer Marcus Markou was kind enough to take some time to […]

Q&A: Director Richard Raymond discusses short film ‘Souls of Totality’

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Q&A: Director Richard Raymond discusses short film ‘Souls of Totality’

By Josh Morris Filmed during the Solar Eclipse of 2017, Souls of Totality is a short film about two lovers (played by Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen) who face the ultimate test of their dedication to each other because of of-and during that eclipse. The director, Richard Raymond, was kind enough to answer some questions […]

Movie Review: THE FRONT RUNNER

Movie Review: THE FRONT RUNNER

By Victoria Alexander Like refusing to show the planting of the American flag on the moon in THE FIRST MAN, the infamous Monkey Business photo is missing in THE FRONT RUNNER. Whose agenda is being served? What I came away with after seeing THE FRONT RUNNER was, no matter how Hugh Jackman tried to temper his characterization […]

Movie Review: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Movie Review: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

By Victoria Alexander A failed allegory is driven by TAXI DRIVER’S music and TD’s evocative gritty cinematography. Bad acts are okay if you are poor. Writer-director Barry Jenkins follows his sensational Academy Award Best Picture win for MOONLIGHT with IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, an adaptation of the 1974 novel by James Baldwin. I understand the importance […]

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

By Victoria Alexander Melissa McCarthy’s brave performance, Charlize-Theron-like acting jewel, deserves an Academy Award nomination. What I love: The scene at the end of CAN YOU FORGIVE ME?  When Hollywood stars of Melissa McCarthy’s stature do a real person role, in the end, because the star wants you to leave the theater remembering her beauty, she […]

SUSPIRIA Review

SUSPIRIA Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Not a horror movie. A psychological thriller with a strong, unique landscape. Guadagnino triumphs as usual. First off, I have never seen the original SUSPIRIA, the 1977 supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi. It was partially based on Thomas De Quincey’s 1845 […]

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Review

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic A slow start, too many songs, but it has Hemsworth at his sexiest. Just before a terrible rainstorm, four guests sign in at the El Royale, which is situated with half of the hotel in California and the other half in Nevada. Its 1969 and the garish colors and low-slung […]

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