Red, White and Blue is a timely and relevant film about abortion rights and is currently on the Oscars shortlist for Best Live-Action Short. If I had seen this film last year, it would have been listed as part of my short film awards. Unfortunately, I did not get around to doing so. In fact, I completely forgot to cover the film in connection with Dances with Films. A lot of this goes back to…"Red, White and Blue: A Timely Film About Abortion Rights"
A writer travels home to Cleveland in The Good Half, where he must confront the recent death of his mother amidst family drama. Grief has a way of resonating differently with people. My parents are still alive but I’ve lost grandparents–some of their deaths hurt more than others but that’s another story for another day. How people respond to death–or not–in this film is what drives the story forward, let alone the family drama. Because…"The Good Half – Tribeca 2023"
Pitch Perfect, a sleeper hit musical comedy, recently marked the tenth aca-anniversary of the film’s theatrical release in 2012. I still remember the first time that I saw this film way just over a decade ago. It was the end of September 2012. I had already been a fan of Anna Kendrick as a result of Up in the Air and knew Brittany Snow from watching American Dreams on NBC. It should go without saying…"Pitch Perfect Marks 10 Year Aca-Anniversary"
Hooking Up manages to hit all the familiar romantic comedy beats while finding a way to freshen up the genre in the film. Darla Beene (Brittany Snow) isn’t your typical writer for a lifestyle magazine. No, the “Oprah of orgasms” is a sex addict. It just so happens that her court-ordered sex addict support group shares a building with a cancer support group. This is how Darla meets Bailey Brighton (Sam Richardson). While the diagnosis…"Hooking Up Hits Familiar Beats With Fresh Story"
Bushwick may be too timely as it depicts the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn breaking out into an all-out civil war. Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott from a screenplay written by Nick Damici and Graham Reznick, the military invasion thriller stars Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Christian Navarro, Arturo Castro, and Jeremie Harris. As Lucy (Snow) comes home from college and gets off of a New York subway stop in Bushwick, the neighborhood…"Bushwick: Action Thriller is Realistic and Timely with Civil War"