THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

After a long year it's finally December. With just three weeks left in the year, it's the peak of awards season film releases- which means there truly is a lot of weight behind the saying "Save the best for last." Last week's screening was the critically acclaimed The Disaster Artist, and before that Lady Bird.…

THE DISASTER ARTIST

There's sort of an ironic romanticism behind failure. No story would be interesting if there wasn't some sort of struggle involved. Why is failure so fascinating? In the past week, the Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles. It's an epic display of unsuccessful innovations from major companies such as Apple, Google, and Kodak among…

Film Campaigns to Watch: How the Moon Fell From the Sky

A whimsical, hopeful film centered around a queer romance... I'm so excited for my second film campaign! My latest campaign is How the Moon Fell From the Sky and No One Noticed. It is currently raising funds for post-production. There are still nine days until the close of the campaign, and every bit counts to helping…

THE LITTLE HOURS

Dave Franco and Aubrey Plaza in The Little Hours

Another movie post! Hurray! I haven't done a full movie post in a while- which are my favorite things to do! I had seen The Little Hours back at Sundance, but never really wrote about it. Luckily, I have had plenty of time to formulate thoughts about this film. The Little Hours is loosely based on…

THE FIFTH ELEMENT: 20th Anniversary

The Fifth Element

Back in 1997, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element premiered at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival in France. It's grand debut was accompanied by a fashion show by Jean Paul Gaultier (The film's costume designer), fireworks, and a ballet. Shortly afterward, the film was released worldwide. The film was a critical and financial success, grossing over $260…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: A Letter to the Black Community’s Outsiders

Dear White People

Back in 2014, I saw the original movie for Dear White People. I really loved the film and its message to the Black community and everyone else in general. When I saw there was going to be a TV show,  I was really excited. I have been waiting for this series for well over a…

THE FRANCO’S, THE ROOM, & BIG DREAMS

Dave Franco and James Franco in The Disaster Artist

Shame on me, but I was introduced to the bizarre world of The Room by the Franco brothers. Last night was the work-in-progress premiere of The Disaster Artist at SXSW. I decided to watch The Room for the first time in celebration and so that I wouldn't be an uninitiated swine when the film gets a…

GET OUT: Thoughts

Get Out Movie

I was fortunate enough to be part of the first audience- EVER to see Get Out while I was at Sundance. It was the highly anticipated Surprise Midnight screening of the year, and I had no idea what to expect since I played movie Russian Roulette while purchasing the ticket and had never been to…

FIRST SUNDANCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Women's March at Park City, Utah

Back in warm and sunny California! Last week I spent my days in Park City, enjoying a major solo adventure. I watched movies alone, I ate alone, and enjoyed my favorite things such as film, social justice, and drinks. It was an amazing experience, and I am better for having made my decision. The week…

Solo at…Sundance: My Must-See List

Diedra and Laney Rob a Train at Sundance

Did I mention I was going to Sundance this year! That's right! I did! It's been on my bucket list, and this year I decided would be the perfect time to go. I just graduated, my birthday is coming up, and I am about to embark on an new adventure in my life. What a…