Interview with Oscar-nominees Martin Strange-hansen and kim magnusson – “on my mind” short film

I recently had the great honor of interviewing writer and director Martin Strange-Hansen and producer Kim Magnusson to discuss their work on the Oscar-nominated short film “On My Mind.” During our conversation, we discuss the significant role of short films in the world of cinema, the beautiful lead performance from Rasmus Hammerich, and the emotionally […]

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage might fit the bill for fans of comedy, horror, and beyond

As a follow-up to the 2018 film “Venom” directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” sees legendary motion-capture performance actor Andy Serkis settling into the director’s chair, with Tom Hardy returning as the titular antihero. Based on Marvel Comics, this particular corner of the universe is under the Sony umbrella, whereas the majority […]

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A Conversation with director John Gray. [Real to Reel Film Festival]

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with John Gray, the writer and director of the short film Extra Innings. Real to Reel is honored to host this short for the 21st Annual Real to Reel Film Fest. Extra Innings follows a reporter as […]

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A Conversation with the Crew of “The Journal” – Real to Reel Film Festival

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with the crew behind the short film “The Journal,” Including director/actor Sydney Rowlette, DP and editor Connor Thomas, and producers Miracle Smythe and Brian Segovia. “The Journal” tells the story of a girl who […]

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Documentary “QT8: The First Eight” sparkles with the same energy as its subject.

When any person remotely familiar with the art of filmmaking hears the name “Quentin Tarantino,” there are a number of ideas that might come to mind. Whether it is the unparalleled mastery of explicit dialogue, the bizarre concentration on highly stylized, yet unrelentingly brutal violence, or the love for non-linear narrative structure and chronology, film […]

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PARASITE – A Spellbinding Work of Art

So Bong Joon-Ho really made a film that combines family drama, dark comedy, intense social commentary, a Soderbergh-esque heist, Tarantino-style dialogue and scene structure, and Hitchcockian suspense, thrills, and narrative twists? And it all meshed beautifully? This man is a genius! The visual aesthetic of this film is absolutely spellbinding. The sublime manipulation of the […]

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