Interview with Bella Ramsey and Andrew Scott for “Catherine, Called Birdy”

In this edition of Meet Me at the Movies: Open Dialogue, Thomas Manning chats with Bella Ramsey and Andrew Scott about their roles in Catherine Called Birdy, a medieval coming-of-age comedy directed by Lena Dunham. Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program Meet Me at the […]

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“A Modern Romance” – Real to Reel Film Fest Highlight

Real to Reel Film Festival Selection Highlight – “A Modern Romance,” from writer/director/composer Nathan Shanahan, actors Gabriella Ramos and Lukas Freeman, and DP Brian “DeCon” DeContreras. Produced by NC Creative Co. in association with DeCon Films. From writer and director Nathan Shanahan comes the unbelievably charming, confident, and charismatic short film, “A Modern Romance.” With […]

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New Satire “Greed” Misses the Mark

Throughout years of film criticism, it has become cliché to say that a film “defies categorization” in reference to genre. Many times, the greatest films of this nature find a way to weave together distinct tones and elements from a wide array of classifications, developing something truly unique and memorable. Unfortunately, in other situations, the […]

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LITTLE WOMEN has Big Heart and Soul

LITTLE WOMEN is a wholesome, delightful, emotionally riveting piece of filmmaking. It is like a warm hug, followed by an ice-cold dagger plunged straight through your heart, with an ensuing miraculous recovery, and another warm hug to top things off. Greta Gerwig directs and adapts Louisa May Alcott’s classic story with stroke after stroke of mastery. […]

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JOJO RABBIT – Taika Waititi’s Hitler Satire is Humorous, Tragic, Hopeful, and Uplifting.

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke WOW. This quote that flashed across the screen to close out JOJO RABBIT literally brought me to tears. What a moving story. A true testament to the powers of compassion, acceptance, and tolerance. It explores one […]

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