The Sound and the Fury based off William Faulkner's novel was interesting to watch. Separated into three parts, the movies dove deep emotionally into each character. The shots in the film were intriguing that there were a lot of close ups. Overall the movie made assumptions that the audience had read the book, leaving some questions to be answered within the plot and story. Now I have a new addition to my book reading list so I can better understand the film. The acting was great! I have to give a nod to Mr. Scott Haze for his portrayal of Jason. He played this character with fierce intent and did a beautiful job. I am now scared of him! I have to say visually well done!
Skin Deep is an amazing story of two girls who meet and become friends. They each are able to teach each other life lessons over a period of just one night.
First off Monica Zanetti's writing and acting talent are what brings this movie to a new level. For her first time out, she shows she has the skills! Zara Zoe's performance is beautiful. Their chemistry is apparent and wonderful to watch. The story brings home raw emotions and hard realities. Skin Deep was filmed in the perfect format for it's content. With Richard Linklater's kind of style, it moves the story along gracefully. All the actors were great, especially loved the style of Olga Assabgy's character "Belle". Monica's portrayal of a lesbian character was beautiful in it did not fit into the typical stereotypes shown in Hollywood today. Over all this film is on my favorites list and I can't wait to buy a copy when it comes out!
Dawn Patrol's World Premiere was held at Austin's Paramount Theater Saturday night. In attendance were the actors, producers, director, writers, and cinematographer. From the opening scene it was visually stunning. Edd Lukas did an amazing job with providing fluidity and capturing the feel of the small town area this was based in. The story was one of racism and dysfunctionality. Great cast performances by Scott Eastwood, Julie Carmen and scary transformations of Dendrie Taylor and Rita Wilson. All very well done. Enjoyed the semi-comic relief that James C. Burns performance provided. As always Jeff Fahey was on point! This story made you think even after the movie ended. Overall great movie!
Here is the IMDB infor: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2073661/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4
I was fortunate enough to be able to screen this movie. The second I finished watching it I asked for an interview. As lady luck would have it, Andreas and Elisabeth invited me to come chat with them. I was so excited to discuss the movie I could barely contain myself. Andreas was very welcoming with questions about the movie. As a viewing audience, three things that I loved about this film were: #1-The Story! It was done in such a brilliant way that it was both romantic and comedic yet was centered around a social injustice issue of wages. #2- The Cinematography was so streamlined and fluid, the use of color was like a third character in the film. It made it very visually appealing while driving the story. #3- The Cast's performances were very real and sincere. I felt as if they were people in my home town that I talk to everyday. Very well acted. Okay I have to throw # 4 The music! Well placed not only melodically but the lyrics (though in English) moved the story as well.
I have to give Andreas props for his first time out the gate! You would never know this was his first film. I am excited to see what he comes up with next! One other note, the RomCom can be added to the classics like Sleepless in Seattle, the comedy he uses is intelligent and well placed. You can tell it was a favorite right? If you get the chance please check it out!
Phantom Halo- Written and Directed by Antonia Bogdanovich (pic 1). Starring Sebastian Roche (pic 4), Luke Klientank (pic 3), Jordan Dunn (pic 2), Rebecca Romijn, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The movie premiered at Austin Film Festival Opening night on Oct. 23rd, 2015.
The Emerson boys are street hustlers that earn money to keep their family afloat by pick pocketing victims as Sam the youngest brother spouts Shakespeare. They try to survive despite their alcoholic father's gambling problem.
The story was great, visually it was good, acting was on point. I only had a little concern with the flow of the movie, the transitions were a bit abrupt. Other than that it was great!
Howdy folks! I am in Austin Texas at the moment covering the Austin Film Festival for the Tejano Tribune in El Paso, Tx. Just to give you a heads up, here are some pictures I was blessed to get from attending the Red Carpet events at the fest. As each day passes and I watch more movies, I will be giving a synopsis of each movie and any trailers, websites, or pictures available pertaining to that movie. The pictures above are from the movies: 7 Minutes, Flarsky (script reading), Wild, and Dawn Patrol. Stay tuned for more posts and lots of cool inside information!
Love to you all! Be loved and be happy!
7 Minutes is a fast paced thriller about 3 guys down on their luck who decide that a robbery will fix their situation quickly. However, they soon discover that nothing ever goes as planned.
Great film, great cast, great script! Very entertaining from start to finish, had a few moments of comedy, but the action was well paced and kept you intrigued. The acting performances were wonderful, I have to give a special nod to Luke Mitchell, for being his first film, he nailed it, flawlessly! Very well done. Keep an eye on him, I am positive we will be seeing a lot more from him. I was lucky enough to get to talk to the cast, the writer/director, and the cinematographer. All spoke of how well they worked together, and it is apparent on film. I must say Jay Martin wrote Leven Rambin's character as a strong woman, and wrote it well. Wonderful movie, visually stunning! It is a must-see! Check out the IMDB link here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2828954/
I pose the question, what do you do when a person you thought was strong, becomes almost like an infant? You know that strong person is still inside somewhere but they have given up on themselves. You tried tenderness, love, patience and compassion, yet instead of thriving they reversed. Now you are left with anger, hurt, and frustration. I understand we all go through rough times, depression is no joke. It is very hard to sit idly by and watch them become the one think they taught you not to be. Or maybe it was my sister, I should give credit to on that. Either way, it is mind boggling, and painful to watch. How can you convince this person to help themselves? How can you tell them you have had your fill? I know we are supposed to be caring, loving, and kind. It is just confusing when they keep putting you down, trying to make you feel less of a person, or that you just don't matter. I fight as hard as I can, because I know I am somebody, I have valid feelings, and I do have a strong mind. Making me the root of all their problems, is both sad and painful. I am venting a bit. I just pray that this too shall pass and a bright and better day is on the horizon. Above all I have hope!!
I want anyone who reads this to know, that you are loved, and appreciated. I want you to know you are beautiful or handsome, and that you are strong!! No matter what is thrown your way, remember, one day this too shall pass.
Feel free to comment. Ask questions. If you too are struggling with some aspect of life, please reach out to me, we may have insight to help one another.
Staci D. Gass