Call Justice League The “Justice Avengers” And Reboot Everything

Justice League is finally here and there is A LOT to dig into with this film. As a fan of these comic book movie genre films, I know that there’s a lot riding on this movie. This isn’t simply a matter of being entertained. Because it is my belief that … [Read More]

The Horror Flick Chick Review: Nosferatu with… With a Live Band

Growing up there were two types of movies I always loved watching…Horror movies and silent movies. Surprisingly, I had never seen the classic 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu in its entirety. Luckily for me and my fellow Horror Flick Chick Angela, we were lucky enough to catch it last month … [Read More]

Dragon Con 2017 Review: Here’s What You Can Expect At Atlanta’s Biggest Geek Convention

Dragon Con is one of the largest geek conventions in the nation, and this year had an attendance of over 80,000 people. I had heard a lot about Dragon Con in the past couple of years, and once was like every other Atlanta native who was wondering where all of … [Read More]

Jane Goodall’s Work with Wild Chimpanzees Explored

When  I taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts, I always showed the students the documentary (16 mm. film rented from the local library) “Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees.” Imagine my excitement at learning that Director Brett Morgen (“The Kid Stays In the Picture” (2002); “The Chicago Ten,” (2007); … [Read More]

NY Comic Con 2017: The horror view

Because my husband is hugely into comics and is a big time gamer, he is guaranteed to have his badges purchased in advance for New York Comic Con. The last few years he has purchased a badge for me and I’ve gone despite the fact that I’m not too into … [Read More]

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta’ Be Me Plays Chicago International Film Festival

Director Sam Pollard brought his hugely entertaining documentary Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta’ Be Me to the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and spoke about the fascinating subject of this film. A host of celebrities, ranging from Whoopie Goldberg to Billy Crystal to Sidney Poitier testify to the man who was … [Read More]

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Honored during Chicago International Film Festival

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Honored during Chicago International Film Festival was honored with a Special Tribute night on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. This spring, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor earned some of the best reviews of his career as Professor Charles … [Read More]

“The Charmer” and “Killing Jesus” Win at Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival announced winners of many awards, celebrating the films chosen by the Festival juries in various categories on October 20th, 2017. Among those selected for awards were two foreign films that definitely impressed me: “The Charmer” from Denmark by Iranian born first-time director Malad Alami won … [Read More]

Here’s why there’s Oscar Buzz surrounding Dee Rees’ Mudbound

Last week the Gothams’ nominating committee lauded Dee Rees’ epic drama Mudbound with a special award for the ensemble cast. On November 5 Mudbound, starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks, will receive the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award at the 21st … [Read More]

The Experimental City Captures the Zeitgest of the NASA Years

The documentary The Experimental City written and directed by Chad Freidrichs (“The Pruitt-Igoe Myth) brings the fascinating true story of the MXC (Minnesota Experimental City) to the 53rd Annual Chicago International Film Festival for its World Premiere.  In the 1960’s, a visionary American scientist named Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus and a … [Read More]