Tag: Academy Awards

Frimas Director Marianne Farley Interview

Oscar® Nominee Marianne Farley’s short film Frimas highlighting abortion rights is shortlisted for an Academy Award. I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to her about the film. https://youtu.be/EbLjYJx7R1I Marianne Farley has always been invested in the fight for basic human rights, more specifically, a woman's right to choose. She is well-versed in the … Continue reading Frimas Director Marianne Farley Interview

2021 Year in Review: Best Actress Performances

2021 Year in Review: Best Actress Performances

My 2021 Year in Review series continues today by taking a look at the best actress performances of the year. I like full transparency in my ballots that I turn into the Music City Film Critic Association and the North American Film Critic Association. I get three picks per category, so my top three are … Continue reading 2021 Year in Review: Best Actress Performances

Ricky’s Review Roundup: Cyrano, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley

Ricky’s Review Roundup: Cyrano, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley

As we make it down the stretch for Oscar season, I am watching more and more films daily and today, I wanted to share some short and sweet movie reviews for the movie I have watched this week. Cyrano I had little to no expectations for this movie heading into it and walked away rather … Continue reading Ricky’s Review Roundup: Cyrano, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley

‘Flee’ Review: A Groundbreaking Animated Documentary Tells a Refugee’s Story

‘Flee’ Review: A Groundbreaking Animated Documentary Tells a Refugee’s Story

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen Writers: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Amin Synopsis: Flee tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzUVeuX1u04 Making an animated documentary presents several opportunities for a filmmaker. It allows for the subject’s identity to … Continue reading ‘Flee’ Review: A Groundbreaking Animated Documentary Tells a Refugee’s Story

Mass Writer and Director Fran Kranz Interview

Mass Writer and Director Fran Kranz Interview

I saw Mass at the Sundance Film Festival early this year and my first watch of the film was a bit rough around the edges. However, within the next 24 hours, I rewatched the movie and I liked it a little more than I thought I did. So, a few months ago, I revisited the … Continue reading Mass Writer and Director Fran Kranz Interview