Outlaw King is a sweeping epic beautifully and brutally depicting Robert Bruce’s (Chris Pine) arduous efforts to unite all Scots and free Scotland from British rule. Braveheart made us familiar with the Scots’ graphically bloody plight for freedom in the 14th century. This film echoes similar sentiments, especially when William Wallace’s death inspires Bruce to boldly take action against the British monarchy.
‘Vox Lux’ Review
Vox Lux: A Twentieth Century Portrait ambitiously tackles pertinent issues and fears that plague our society today. This flashy film and its loaded storyline create an unexpected and paralleled paradox.
‘Ophelia’ Film Review
Ophelia is a female-driven re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which instills strength and hope into the despairing ingenue that has spawned countless melancholic portrayals in various forms of art.
‘Yellow’ Pilot/Film Review
Sarah Deakins’ beautiful, moving and thought-provoking short film, Yellow, stays with you long after the credits have rolled. Her carefully crafted narrative follows ten colorful characters on their individually life-changing journeys during one fateful afternoon at an art museum. In a time when we are all overwhelmed by an abundance of distractions and worries, this film reminds us to pause for a moment, take a closer look, soak it all in, and allow ourselves to feel…something.
Maureen Fan Interview: The Native American Legend Of ‘Crow’
Maureen Fan discusses how Crow: The Legend beautifully gives voice to a suppressed Native American origin story In the stunning animated short film Crow: The Legend, John Legend lends his voice to nature’s celebrity songbird, Crow. He is colorful, majestic and adored by all. He’s also a little egotistical. When the first frost puts everyone’s lives in danger,…
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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review and Cast Interviews
Watching On the Basis of Sex with an invested audience was quite an interactive experience. The film is fantastic and the viewer feedback was instant. I’ve never seen people cheer and jeer throughout a movie with such passion. Their enthusiasm merely proves how incredibly inspiring and empowering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s story is to so many people over the past few generations.
‘The Hate U Give’ Review and MVFF Interviews
I had the pleasure of chatting with Amandla Stenberg and George Tillman Jr. on the red carpet at the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival. We discuss the importance of this film and what it was like working with such an incredibly talented cast. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/02O6m3HuX0A Movie Review The Hate U Give is a very powerful…
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‘Boy Erased’ Review and Interview with Joel Edgerton
I had the pleasure of interviewing Joel Edgerton on the red carpet when he received a tribute at the 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival. Being a fan of his work, I always wondered what inspires him to choose a project. Watch the video to learn his answer: https://youtu.be/ig6B-yox5F4 After screening his brilliant new film, 'Boy…
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Music fans get to see the slightly less glamorous side of the record industry when they watch the way Ed Sheeran diligently, brilliantly, and inspiringly works with fellow musicians, producers, singers, family, and friends in Songwriter. It is delightful and enlightening to witness how Sheeran carefully reveals the heart on his tattooed sleeve with every telling…
‘Leave No Trace’ review: Heartwarming Tale of the Unconditional Love between Father and Daughter
Leave No Trace tactfully tells an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking story of the unconditional love shared between Will (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie). Foster and McKenzie deliver raw, tender, captivating and transcending performances. The bond between them isn’t only compelling, it is inspiring. It is immediately evident that the actors and characters…
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