Amanda Kernell's love story in "Charter" explores the complexities of divorce

Last month at the Sundance film festival in Park City, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Kernell to talk about her beautifully haunting film “Charter”. Chatting with … Continue reading Amanda Kernell's love story in "Charter" explores the complexities of divorce

Producer Amy Hobby busts down walls for female filmmakers as Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute

Amy Hobby is a part of the group in the film industry I like to call “the changemakers”. These are the people in the film industry who use their platforms … Continue reading Producer Amy Hobby busts down walls for female filmmakers as Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute

Kitty Green’s film ‘The Assistant’ reveals the faces of the #MeToo movement and the pains behind them

The tweets. The movement. The conversation. Kitty Green’s film “The Assistant” takes the #MeToo movement, and the conversation around it, to a place where it began. Julia Garner plays Jane, … Continue reading Kitty Green’s film ‘The Assistant’ reveals the faces of the #MeToo movement and the pains behind them

Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film 'Luxor'

What I love the most about dreams is that they can take you into worlds that you’ve never visited, introduce you to people you’d normally never meet, and make you … Continue reading Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film 'Luxor'

Josephine Decker casts a witchy spell with her new film 'Shirley'

As Sundance comes to a close, I’m pleased to share my first of many interviews conducted at the festival. On the heels of her acclaimed film, “Madeline’s Madeline,” director Josephine … Continue reading Josephine Decker casts a witchy spell with her new film 'Shirley'

Anne Sewitsky • Director of "Sonja: The White Swan"

The following Cineuropa interview is with filmmaker Anne Sewitsky. After studying directing at the Norwegian Film School, her feature-film debut came in 2010 with the comedy “Happy, Happy”, which was awarded … Continue reading Anne Sewitsky • Director of "Sonja: The White Swan"

#TBT 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

Chaz Ebert introduced me to the 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer, and Tiffany Walden via Instagram as they were on their way to Park City, Utah, to cover Sundance Film Festival. I read up on these intelligent and extremely talented women, and I was so inspired by their drive and past experience. During our interview in March, we talked about their Sundance experiences, their favorite films from the festival, and the importance of having diverse voices in film criticism.

Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

Today we’re bringing back Ashley Shelton’s feature from June 2019. You can see Ashley in “The Evening Hour” premiering at Sundance 2020. Stay tuned for her future directed projects. I … Continue reading Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

A cult classic is in our midst with Jennifer Reeder’s teen noir ‘Knives and Skin’

“Knives and Skin” follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in a rural Midwest town. The coming-of-age film has been described as a mix of Lynchian thriller and high school musical.

‘Maiden’: How an all-women sailing team fought sexism and made history

“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.