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-…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LA LA LAND: Recapturing the Magic of Los Angeles

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

I have been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. Sorry, no report card this time. I wanted to compose my thoughts a little differently. Finally, I had a chance to see this movie! While I was Los Angeles last week for my interview, I saw signs and billboards everywhere for La La…

Celebrating Another Milestone With the World of Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts Review

Back in 2001, I was in 3rd grade. I had read some of the Harry Potter books, and I remember how excited I was when Sorcerer's Stone was announced. I remember all the merchandise that came out, the multiple theater showings, and the fact that my overly religious teacher thought Harry Potter was promoting the…

THE HANDMAIDEN: Review

The Handmaiden Movie

Happy Halloween and happy day off (for me at least)! I'm really excited about the films that are coming out in the next couple of months. Summer is where most of the studio tentpoles are released, but Fall and Winter are where we see awards season contenders- the films that people claim that "no one"…