Shari K. Green Recommends


    BEAST   Written and Directed By: Michael Pearce Starring: Jessie Buckley Johnny Flynn Trystan Gravelle and Geraldine James   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 47min Genre: Drama 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   There’s a course tone running through ‘Beast’ that you can’t turn away from. It’s intriguing […]

Beast – Movie Review


  Dark Crimes   Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Written by: Jeremy Brock Starring: Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas and Charlotte Gainsbourg   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 32min Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   ‘Dark Crimes’ is a thriller by Alexandros Avranas a young director with only five […]

Dark Crimes – Movie Review


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    Book Club Directed by: Bill Holderman Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson with Andy Garcia and Don Johnson   Genre: Comedy 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   In case you think this film might not appeal to you, I implore you… don’t […]

Book Club – Movie Review



  Measure of a Man   Directed by: Jim Loach Starring: Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson, Liana Liberato, Danielle Rose Russell, Luke Benward, Sam Keeley, Beau Knapp, and Judy Greer   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 40min Genre: Comedy, Drama 3 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green       The […]

Measure of a Man – Film Review


  Disobedience   Directed by: Sebastián Lelio Writers: Naomi Alderman (novel), Sebastián Lelio (adaptation) Starring: Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola   Rated R Run Time: 1h 54min  Genre: Drama, Romance 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   ‘Disobedience’ is about two people who’ve always cared for one another and having those […]

Disobedience – Movie Review


  Tully   Directed by: Jason Reitman Writer: Diablo Cody Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 36min Genre: Comedy, Drama 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Going into ‘Tully’ I didn’t know what to expect. Sometimes when I know ahead […]

Tully – Movie Review



  Avengers: Infinity War (2018)   Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen and… Stan […]

Avengers: Infinity War – Movie Review


  Backstabbing for Beginners   Directed by: Per Fly Starring: Theo James, Ben Kingsley, Belçim Bilgin and Jacqueline Bisset   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 48min Genre: Drama, History, Thriller 2 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Director Per Fly opens his film by showing the Iraqi people and their blind […]

Backstabbing for Beginners – Movie Review


  Having just watched the screening of Super Troopers 2 the night before, I had a really fun time when a very small group of us press members sat down with most of Broken Lizard, the men behind the hilarious film franchise, the next afternoon for a bull session. I could have talked to them […]

My interview with the gang behind the Super Troopers Franchise! ...



  WHERE IS KYRA?   Directed by: Andrew Dosunmu Written by Darci Picoult, based on a story by Picoult and Dosunmu Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland, Sam Robards, Suzanne Shepherd   Run Time: 1h 38min Genre: Drama 3 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   This movie is remarkable. I’d like to […]

Where Is Kyra? – Movie Review


  You Were Never Really Here Written & Directed by: Lynne Ramsay Based on the book by: Jonathan Ames Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Dante Pereira-Olson, Judith Roberts, and Larry Canady Rated: R Run Time: 1h 30min Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Though some may view this as […]

You Were Never Really Here – Movie Review


  The Phoenix Film Festival is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Awards. The complete list of winners is below:   FEATURE FILM AWARDS Best Documentary: “Forever B”   Audience Award: “Up to Snuff”   Best Picture: “The Idea of Manhood”   Best Director: Zack Wilcox – “Hunting Lands”   Best Ensemble: “Rich […]

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARD WINNERS



  A QUIET PLACE   Directed by: John Krasinski Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 30min Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Believe it or not, John Krasinski (The Office) has a flair for horror. This is […]

A Quiet Place – Movie Review


  Monte Yazzie was extremely busy when I tracked him down for a little chat a week before the festival starts. He is the Director of the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival here in Phoenix, a husband, father and rabid movie fan. I can’t think of better hands than his for the festival to […]

Interview with Monte Yazzie from the International Horror and Sci-Fi ...


  I spoke with Jason Carney of the Phoenix Film Festival, now in its 18th year, and asked him a few questions about what fun the festival has in store for us this year. I was also curious about how he thinks his festival, being eleven days long as opposed to the eight it had […]

Interview with Jason Carney of the Phoenix Film Festival!



    FINDING YOUR FEET   Directed by: Richard Loncraine Written by: Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions.  Josie Lawrence and Joanna Lumley   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 51min Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Though […]

Finding Your Feet – Movie Review


  Isle of Dogs   Directed by: Wes Anderson Starring: Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Ken Watanabe, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Kunichi Nomura and Yoko Ono   Rated:  PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images […]

Isle of Dogs – Movie Review


  Journey’s End   Directed by: Saul Dibb Starring: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin and Asa Butterfield   Rated: R Runtime: 107min Genre: Drama, War 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Journey’s End is an incredibly well-done war film. It’s set in the spring of 1918 during the fourth year of WWI. […]

Journey’s End – Movie Review



  Submission   Directed by: Richard Levine (“Nip/Tuck” and “Masters of Sex”) Starring: Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Addison Timlin and Janeane Garofalo   Run Time: 1h 46min Genre: Drama 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Stanley Tucci plays, Ted Swensen, a moderately famous professor of literature in ‘Submission.’ Due to having […]

Submission – Movie Review


  The Party   Written and Directed by Sally Potter Starring Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 11min Genre: Comedy, Drama By: Shari K. Green 3 ½ Frames out of 5   We start this cunning, noble achievement that […]

The Party – Movie Review