Paper Spiders: Do Not Sleep on This Film!

Paper Spiders adds to the conversation about mental health but this is a film that should not be ignored during awards season. This is a very personal film for co-writer Natalie Shampanier. She draws upon her own experiences in telling this story. Her mother was a victim of persecutory delusional disorder. Unlike Melanie (Stefania LaVie Owen) in the film, Natalie is a therapist but no therapy could help her late mother’s situation. It’s these personal…

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Sundance 2019: Late Night

Late Night is a hysterically funny film that puts the spotlight on women in a comedy industry on television that is predominantly male. Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the host of Tonight with Katherine.  In the film’s universe, Katherine the only late night talk show host who is female and has her own show.  She’s won many awards over the years and the film starts as the Brit becomes the first foreigner to take home…

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Night Comes On: A Solid First Feature

Actress Jordana Spiro makes her feature directorial debut with the captivating Night Comes On, a heart-wrenching story that follows a young woman as she seeks to get her life back on track.  It’s a solid first feature film for Spiro and helps shine a light on a segment of the country that needs to be represented in more films and in leading roles nonetheless.  It’s not only the representation factor but also the stories of…

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