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.…

Film Campaigns to Watch: LEXICAL GAP

Redefining virginity one song at a time… What does lexical gap mean? It’s a term I’ve never heard of before now. In reference to good old Wikipedia, it is “a word or other form that does not exist in some language but which would be permitted by the grammatical rules of the language.” In simpler…

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…

LADY BIRD

It seemed pretty coincidental that I finally watched Frances Ha just a few days before I went to see today’s film Lady Bird- Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut. Both stories are inspired by Greta’s real life, but Lady Bird serves as a more semi-autobiographical film. The film was highly anticipated, with strong debuts at Telluride and Toronto-…

Film Discovery: FRANCES HA (2012)

On a slow night, I found myself browsing for a movie to watch. I have such a short attention span, that I have barely made it through any of the long list of movies in my streaming queue. After watching Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg some time ago, I’ve had Frances Ha on my to-watch list for…

REDUX

Hello, it’s me again. I know it’s been a bit. Once again, I’ve found myself trying to escape from a writer’s desert, still viewing movies, but not able to convey my emotions on my keyboard. For a little bit at least, I have escaped that desert. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been…

NOVITIATE

Every now and then you see a movie that sticks with you long after you watch it. Recently, I had seen such a film. I planned on seeing Novitiate during Sundance back in January- but I didn’t realize that I had bought a ticket for a venue in Salt Lake City. I was unable to…

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…

BOJACK HORSEMAN: Diane Nguyen is TV’s Most Honest Portrayal of Depression

Who would’ve thought that a show about a horse would be one of television’s most human shows? Bojack Horseman is one of my favorite series of all time. It’s well written, well acted, and the artistry and attention to detail in this show is remarkable. Bojack Horseman is truly one of today’s most progressive TV…

ACROSS THE TRACKS: Short Film Review

Across the Tracks Short Film

It’s always amazing to see crowdfunded films come to life, and Across the Tracks is something amazing to behold- and definitely could have been a feature-length film.  Across the Tracks follows the story of two sisters in 1960’s Georgia and the fatal moments that destroyed a seemingly unbreakable bond. This gorgeous film was directed and co-written…