Namakula, renaissance woman, inspiring women to follow their dreams: an interview with Agent 99 founder and CEO

I met Namakula at the Girl Power Film & Media Summit in Brooklyn this past March. The Girl Power Film & Media Summit is a celebration of Women’s History Month. … Continue reading Namakula, renaissance woman, inspiring women to follow their dreams: an interview with Agent 99 founder and CEO

“Britt-Marie Was Here” directed by “Annihilation” star Tuva Novotny

Actor Tuva Novotny (Annihilation, Eat Pray Love) follows up her directorial debut “Blind Spot” (Blindson) with her second feature “Britt-Marie Was Here”, going from thriller to heart-warming comedy. “Britt-Marie Was … Continue reading “Britt-Marie Was Here” directed by “Annihilation” star Tuva Novotny

Fearing the Unknown: or how I learned to stop worrying and have Melissa McCarthy slap some sense in to me “Bridesmaids” (2011)

The first time I watched “Bridesmaids” (2011) I remember laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe, specifically during the bathroom scene where the pristine atmosphere of a dress store filled with … Continue reading Fearing the Unknown: or how I learned to stop worrying and have Melissa McCarthy slap some sense in to me “Bridesmaids” (2011)

The Office: A Comedy of Love

There is a rare moment of character revelation, in the popular American sitcom (first adapted from the original British show) The Office, when Michael Scott, says this about Pam, the … Continue reading The Office: A Comedy of Love

BEND AND SNAP: works every time “Legally Blonde” (2001)

Elle Woods spent so much of her life playing by the rules that had been laid out for her, bending under the weight of what society wanted her to be. Until finally, she snapped and became who she wanted herself to be. For generations, women have been bending under societal pressures and conforming to the rules men have laid out for them, until they all finally snap and start walking their own path in life, and that’s when we all truly shine. Because if there’s one thing that we all learned from “Legally Blonde”, it’s that the “Bend and Snap” works every time.

Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale”

It’s 1825 and a young Irish convict, her husband, and infant son live in the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, surviving each and every day.  What lies ahead is one of the … Continue reading Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale”

A vintage that gets better with age- a celebration of “Jennifer’s Body” (2009) ten years later

Google “Jennifer’s Body” and let the panning of 2009 begin, from the in–the–gutter critic reviews to the 44% Rotten Tomatoes score. Go on Letterboxd (a site for film geeks like myself who write their … Continue reading A vintage that gets better with age- a celebration of “Jennifer’s Body” (2009) ten years later

Fish Out of Water: Haroula Rose on “Once Upon a River,” Directing Maya Hawke and Much More

I’m Greek, my family is from Greece, but I grew up in the Midwest, and I also love Americana as well as folk and country music. Who gets to have … Continue reading Fish Out of Water: Haroula Rose on “Once Upon a River,” Directing Maya Hawke and Much More

Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with “Magnolia & Clementine”

I had the pleasure of speaking with filmmaker Ashley Shelton a month ago about her short film “Magnolia & Clementine” (2019). During our conversation, I learned Ashley and I are … Continue reading Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with “Magnolia & Clementine”

A Religious Experience with Molly Hewitt’s “Holy Trinity”

I am ready to share with the world that I am a freaky queer femme sex worker domme and I am also a fucking filmmaker.  —Molly Hewitt/Glamhag June, 2019  Molly … Continue reading A Religious Experience with Molly Hewitt’s “Holy Trinity”

Chosen “Family”

There is nothing that is considered normal. These are the words that I repeated to myself throughout middle school. In recent years, we have had a sea of coming-of-age stories … Continue reading Chosen “Family”

Emily Lape brings a rawness to filmmaking and the acting process with “Mercy’s Girl”

Emily Lape, where do I start? Our relationship seems to be serendipitous. I was introduced to Emily by a filmmaker friend, Michael Glover Smith, who told me that Emily would … Continue reading Emily Lape brings a rawness to filmmaking and the acting process with “Mercy’s Girl”