Throughout 2020 pop culture fans discussed the merits of films set in and about the stay-at-home orders of the COVID-19 pandemic. After the collective grief, trauma, and anxiety as a result of the pandemic, would the world want to see films and shows reflecting this period of time? It’s a complicated question that will lie […]Read more "25th REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 7 DAYS (ROSHAN SETHI, 2021)"
Mei Makino’s feature directorial debut is a magnetic and honest coming of age story powered by an incredibly charismatic protagonist brought to life by star Emma Galbraith. Angie (Emma Galbraith), a mixed-race Asian girl living in Galveston, has her world shaken when her parents announce they’re getting divorced and her friend, Liam (William Magnuson) – […]Read more "25th REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: INBETWEEN GIRL (MEI MAKINO, 2021)"
I’ve had the pleasure of writing and discussing many films with many wonderful people since my last update in spring 2020. I’ve listed them below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the films below! Movie Reviews for Wylie Writes: The French Dispatch Demigod Werewolves Within A Bump Along The Way The Last […]Read more "Reviews & Podcast Features: Wylie Writes, The Matinee, and ScreenFish"
Frank Herbert’s notorious sci-fi novel, DUNE, was once thought of as an “unfilmable” book. Revered by fans and winner of the first ever Nebula Award for Best Novel, Herbert’s DUNE would seem ripe for Hollywood’s picking. Unfortunately, filming this epic tale has proven a test for seasoned filmmakers and movie-going audiences alike. Enter Denis Villeneuve. […]Read more "DUNE (DENIS VILLENEUVE, 2021)"
Maureen Bharoocha’s GOLDEN ARM is a hilarious sports underdog story meets buddy comedy that’s full of heart. With it’s high-energy humour and lovably oddball ensemble, GOLDEN ARM is reminiscent of beloved 80s character-driven, madcap comedies. Timid Melanie (Mary Holland) and free-spirited Danny (Betsy Sodaro) are old friends who are separately dealing with a rough patch […]Read more "GOLDEN ARM (Maureen Bharoocha, 2021)"
As a kid and teen I often found myself intrigued by crime stories. I’d like to think I was interested to try to understand more about the perpetrator. Could their motivations be understood? What brought them to this? Can we learn something from it? Indeed, this interest led me to taking a Forensic Psychology course […]Read more "FAKING A MURDERER (STUART STONE, 2020)"
Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt’s BRAVE LITTLE ARMY is an enigmatic tale of a group of preteen girls who are brought together when a mysterious, new student joins their class. Dee (Faith Vanderwerf), K (Rosali Annikie), and Lu (Amanda Cheung) are navigating middle school circa 1984. They are shaken out of their routine-laden school day when a […]Read more "BRAVE LITTLE ARMY (MICHELLE D’ALESSANDRO HATT, 2018)"
Chances are that you’ve been unsettled by a Damon Herriman performance. Between his bone-chilling performances as Charles Manson in the Netflix smash-hit MINDHUNTER and Quentin Tarantino’s multi-Oscar-winning feature ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (2019), and his performance as redneck rapscallion Dewey Crowe in the multi-Emmy-winning FX series JUSTIFIED, Damon Herriman has created a name […]Read more "IN CONVERSATION WITH ‘JUDY & PUNCH’ STAR DAMON HERRIMAN"
JUDY & PUNCH is a devilishly delicious revisionist romp that takes a traditional show and flips it on its head in a clever piece of mythology-making. Mirrah Foulkes’ feature film directorial debut is a dark comedy complete with witches, black magic, and a healthy walloping of cold, hard revenge. As J. R. R. Tolkien set […]Read more "JUDY & PUNCH (MIRRAH FOULKES, 2019)"
Sit down. Pull up a glass of water/mug of somethin’ hot/a tonic of your choice. How are you doing? What are you feeling? I’ve been working from home since March 12, 2020 in light of the pandemic. It’s been a time marked by ups and downs. Good days and bad days, and everything in between. […]Read more "Latest Reviews & Podcast Features: Wylie Writes & Screenfish Online"