“People around you don’t just exist to serve your narrative, they have their own too” – Director Christopher Winterbauer Talks All Things Wyrm (The FH Interview)

Posted by - April 20, 2021

During my coverage at the 47th Seattle International Film Festival, I had the chance to watch the fantastically funny, charmingly absurd Wyrm – an unconventional coming-of-age story encapsulating the social anxieties around sexuality in high school. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Christopher Winterbauer, the director and writer of Wyrm to discuss

The Only Quarantine Film We Need – The Pink Cloud (SIFF 2021 Review)

Posted by - April 19, 2021

Pandemic films are a difficult sell in our current climate; mostly because it begs the question: who wants to watch a film that’s basically a reflection of the past year? Some have tried, and failed – I’m looking at you Songbird and Locked Down. It seemed that attempting to tackle the subject matter wasn’t something

A Look Into The Sundance 2021 Lineup

Posted by - December 16, 2020
If there's one thing that the recent Sundance Film Festival lineup revealed about the current fluctuation of art during our dire pandemic state, is that COVID-19 did not destroy nor eradicate the film industry. In fact, one could even make the case that the pandemic created a new wave of auteurs — fear-stricken artists who

A Vampiric Family Drama that Packs an Emotional Punch – My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (Nightstream Film Review)

Posted by - October 11, 2020
Writer/director Jonathan Cuartas creates a bleak and yet forgiving world in his feature film debut My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, which has just had its North American premiere at Nightstream Fest. The film follows two siblings taking care of their younger brother who is extremely sick. The setup is established quickly,

A Perfect Midnight Horror Flick – Bloody Hell (Nightstream Film Review)

Posted by - October 11, 2020
Bloody Hell is a delightfully wild trip. It’s unforgiving in staying true to its sporadic style, but it’s that commitment that makes it work incredibly well. In a world with no pandemic, this would be the perfect midnight theater experience. Directed by Alister Grierson with a script by Robert Benjamin, Bloody Hell follows Rex Coen

“We Have To Stick Together” – Mangrove (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 7, 2020
Steve McQueen has done it again. Perhaps the most significant and consistent modern British director, McQueen once again brings us a riveting, vital piece of filmmaking, this time telling the true story of the Mangrove Nine. As it so often is with McQueen’s work, Mangrove is timely and powerful, without ever regressing to speaking down