VIFF 2021: Lamya’s Poem

★★★★ Lamya’s Poem is an animated treasure inspired by the works of 13th century poet, Jalaladin Muhammad Rumi. This cleverly scripted classic 2D-animation weaves together the story of a modern Syrian child fleering war against Rumi’s personal tale of his hometown being overrun by the Mongols. The two storylines flow harmoniously together, complimenting each tale … Continue reading VIFF 2021: Lamya’s Poem

Film Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse: Black as Night & Bingo Hell

The second set of the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” films appears to be starting with barely a whimper. First up, we have a twisted tale of homeless vampires and gentrification of the Projects in Maritte Lee Go’s Black as Night. Next, Bingo Hell deals with a different side of gentrification, as well as consuming bingo … Continue reading Film Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse: Black as Night & Bingo Hell

Interview: Actors Diana Silvers and Kristine Froseth

Amazon Prime's bizarre new sexually-charged dancing competition drama, Birds of Paradise, has finally arrived! Allison was especially thrilled to ask a few burning questions during her Zoom interview with actors Diana Silvers and Kristine Frøseth. They chat about how earlier modeling experience prepared each for the role, money’s influence on success, and their dance training! … Continue reading Interview: Actors Diana Silvers and Kristine Froseth

Film Review: Intrusion

★★★ The trashy Netflix thriller has quickly become a staple for the streamer, delivering a variety of hits and misses in equal measure. The twisty, but mostly predictable, new film from director Adam Salky and writer Chris Sparling (Buried, ATM, Lakewood) leans ever-so-slightly more in the former direction. Intrusion’s pedigree of talent, in particular the … Continue reading Film Review: Intrusion

Interview: Actors Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague

One of the best films at 2021’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was the searing intimate drama, Montana Story. Both Allison and I adored this dark story, and are individually huge fans of lead actors Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague, so we were thrilled to chat with them! Our special guests this week answer … Continue reading Interview: Actors Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague