Rebecca Stern, director of the much-talked-about SXSW film “Well Groomed,” has married her love of animals and her passion, skills, and knowledge of filmmaking to create a visually entertaining film with a compelling underlying narrative arc. Featuring four women who compete in the arena of creative dog grooming, Stern brings us into this relatively unknown world and tells a story of art and friendship.
Repost of feature from August 23, 2019 in honor of Aisling Franciosi being awarded Most Promising Performer by the Chicago Film Critics Association’s! Watch “The Nightingale” on Hulu, Amazon Prime, … Continue reading Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’
“Maiden” (2019) is the harrowing true tale of how Skipper Tracy Edwards pushed against the acceptable gender tides of racing in 1989–1990 and then changed the boat racing world and women’s education to today.
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has written and directed a uniquely evocative and stunning film that reassesses humanity and our need for connection seen through the lens of a hopeless and withdrawn prison inmate who participates in a horse rehabilitation training program.
“Hope” is based upon filmmaker Maria Sødahl’s experiences as a working woman in a blended family whose life is forever changed when her cancer is no longer in remission. Over the … Continue reading Maria Sødahl reveals how her personal struggle with cancer gave birth to ‘Hope’
“Jojo Rabbit,” based on the book Caging Spies by Christine Leunens, pushes the boundaries in satirical storytelling in ways that only director Taika Watiti can do. His bold and daring satire about … Continue reading Rising star and third generation actor Thomasin McKenzie discusses her character in ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Louise Archambault writes and directs the film “And the Birds Rained Down” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier … Continue reading Filmmaker Louise Archambault brings cinematic beauty to love and life with ‘And the Birds Rained Down’
Film festivals afford you an opportunity to meet filmmakers from all over the world who are involved in the industry in many different capacities. And this year, at the 2019 … Continue reading The Women of Tribeca
There are two main reasons Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” is getting such high praises: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.
While the film was only meant to demonstrate her skills as a director to get work for feature films, Greene wanted to share this charming comedy about a South Carolina video store employee (Fran Kranz) who dreams of being in Sam Raimi’s sequel to “For Love of the Game” and tries his hand at the Hollywood scene.
Josephine Mackerras debuted her first feature film, “Alice,” at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. The story depicts how Alice, a wife and mother, reacts to her husband’s double life, leaving … Continue reading With ‘Alice,’ director Josephine Mackerras explores preconceived notions of independence, motherhood, and marriage
Never in recent memory has there been such a volatile time in politics than today and one man has added his own fuel to the fire—Steve Bannon. Director Alison Klayman has opened the doors into this man’s life with her new film “The Brink” (2019), giving viewers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes action and the inner workings of politics like never seen before.