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FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Twincidents’ Web Series by Jessamyn Leigh
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FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Twincidents’ Web Series by Jessamyn Leigh

Jessamyn Leigh is a twenty-something woman making web series’ in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest project is called Twincidents and she likes to describe it as “Shakespeare meets The Parent Trap”. Inspired by her own families experiences with adoption—her youngest brother was adopted through foster care—as well as recent films like Lion and Twinsters, Jessamyn wanted to update the … Continue reading

WOMAN FILMMAKER FINDING FUNDING: You’ll Never See it Coming by Bailey Heinonen
Women Film-makers

WOMAN FILMMAKER FINDING FUNDING: You’ll Never See it Coming by Bailey Heinonen

Bailey Heinonen is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California’s Film and Television Production BFA  and the director of over a dozen short films and videos, co-director of one 30-min sitcom pilot, and director of the feature length horror mockumentary Knife Blood Pt.2. With a small but dedicated team of students, recent graduates, and … Continue reading

The Dancer Behind Annhilation’s Epic Ending
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The Dancer Behind Annhilation’s Epic Ending

In the final scene of Annihilation, Natalie Portman’s biologist character Lena enters a mysterious lighthouse. She plunges into the dark cavern to find her expedition leader having an Invasion of the Body Snatchers moment before she explodes into a series of floating lights that transforms into a technicolor floating orb that looks like the eye … Continue reading

REVIEW- Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson’s canine caper shines in the intricate details of its production value but falters with its misguided appropriation of Japanese culture
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REVIEW- Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson’s canine caper shines in the intricate details of its production value but falters with its misguided appropriation of Japanese culture

In many ways, The Grand Budapest Hotel is the apogee of Wes Anderson’s style: witty dialogue, pastel palette, familiar cast of characters, generous use of tracking shots, and a distinct auteurial voice preserved, so clearly and indelibly suffused throughout everything in the world that Anderson had created. It is distinctively and idiosyncratically Wes Anderson. And … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Villainess: Korean assassin thriller balances emotion and violence for a fresh genre perspective
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REVIEW- The Villainess: Korean assassin thriller balances emotion and violence for a fresh genre perspective

The first few minutes of Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess are some of the most violent I have watched for a long-time. Immediately you are thrown into a bombardment of headshots, knife shots and fistfights – made all the more intense by the first person POV camerawork. Usually I am not the biggest fan of first … Continue reading