Like Father: A Charming Father-Daughter Comedy

Lauren Miller Rogen’s charming feature comedy, Like Father, is elevated by the chemistry between Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer. The workaholic that she is, Rachel Hamilton (Kristen Bell) was nowhere near ready to walk down the aisle for her wedding.  I don’t mean that in getting cold feet.  Her phone almost never leaves her hands or ear because there’s always work to be done!  When her fiance, Owen (Jon Foster), leaves her at the altar,…

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Frameline 2018: Wild Nights with Emily

Wild Nights with Emily offers a look at poet Emily Dickinson with an approach that only writer/director Madeline Olnek can tell. Through her role in Other People and the Sundance-premiering Private Life, Saturday Night Live alumnus Molly Shannon has proven to have a wider range as an actress.  Her role as Emily Dickinson proves to be no different in what may very well be one of the best lesbian comedies in years. Through Olnek’s script,…

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Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Room for Rent

Selected for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Room for Rent is a film that should be seen as a lesson for lottery winners when it comes to dealing with finances. Matt Atkinson makes his feature debut as the writer/director of Room for Rent, a film that could very well be an AirBNB or Craigslist horror story brought to life.  Atkinson directs from a script that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock.  It’s not a horror film per…

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