Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A Banquet - Movie Review

The Movie: A Banquet

The Director: Ruth Paxton

The Cast: Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes, Lindsay Duncan

The Story: Widowed mother Holly is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power.

Changing Directions 2022 Filmmaker Interview Series featuring Martika Ramirez Escobar Director of Leonor Will Never Die

Episode 2.5
Welcome to the Changing Directions filmmaker interview series! Martika Ramirez Escobar checks in all the way from Manila in the Philippines to talk about her debut feature film, Leonor Will Never Die. The movie was an official selection of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit just days after this interview took place.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Seobok: Project Clone / 서복 - Movie Review

The Movie: Seobok: Project Clone / 서복

The Director: Lee Yong-ju

The Cast: Gong Yoo, Park Bo-gum, Jo Woo-jin, Jang Young-nam, Park Byung-eun

The Story: Ex intelligence agent Ki Heon is tasked with safely transporting Seo Bok, the first ever human clone, who holds the secret of eternal life. Several forces try to take control of Seo Bok to serve their own agendas.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Catch the Fair One - Movie Review

The Movie: Catch the Fair One

The Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

The Cast Kali Reis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Chu, Michael Drayer, Shelito Vincent, Lisa Emery, Kimberly Guerrero, and Kevin Dunn

The Story: A former boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Changing Directions 2022 Filmmaker Interview Series featuring Emily and Sarah Kunstler, Directors of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Race in America

Episode 2.4
Welcome to episode four of the Changing Directions filmmaker interview series! This episode features a conversation with Emily and Sarah Kunstler, the directors of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Race in America. I had the honor of speaking with the co-directors/sisters about working with Jeffery Robinson to adapt his legendary talk into a feature length documentary.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Moonfall - Movie Review

The Movie: Moonfall

The Director: Roland Emmerich

The Cast: Halle Berry. Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Eme Ikwuakor, Carolina Bartczak, and Donald Sutherland

The Story: A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Marry Me - Movie Review

The Movie: Marry Me

The Director: Kat Coiro

The Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, Sarah Silverman

The Story: Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd, instead.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

I Want You Back - Movie Review

The Movie: I Want You Back

The Director: Jason Orley

The Cast: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto, Clark Backo, Gina Rodriguez, Mason Gooding, Dylan Gelula, Jami Gertz, Isabel May, Luke David Blumm

The Story: Newly dumped thirty-somethings Peter and Emma team up to sabotage their exes' new relationships and win them back for good.

Blacklight - Movie Review

The Movie: Blacklight

The Director: Mark Williams

The Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Emy Raver-Lapman, Taylor John Smith, Claire van der Boom, Yael Stone, Andrew Shaw

The Story: Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Changing Directions 2022 Filmmaker Interview Series featuring Director Josef Kubota Wladyka and Star Kali Reis

Episode 2.3
Welcome to episode three of the Changing Directions filmmaker interview series! This episode features a one-two punch guest lineup with Catch the Fair One's director Josef Kubota Wladyka and star of the movie Kali Reis who is also the current WBA Super Lightweight Champion. This was such a fun and insightful conversation about Catch the fair One, a movie you should definitely check out.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Long Night - Movie Review

The Movie: The Long Night

The Director: Rich Ragsdale

The Cast: Scout Taylor-Compton, Nolan Gerard Funk, Deborah Kara Unger, Kevin Ragsdale, Jeff Fahey

The Story: A devoted couple's quiet weekend takes a bizarre turn when a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader come to fulfill an apocalyptic prophesy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Changing Directions 2022 Filmmaker Interview Series featuring Agam Darshi Director of Donkeyhead

Episode 2.2
Welcome to episode two of the Changing Directions filmmaker interview series! Agam Darshi has just released Donkeyhead, her first feature film, on Netflix which is her first feature film thanks to Ava Duvernay's Array Releasing. Agam and I discussed the film, her career, and what it means to have her movie out in the world.

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