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You Were Never Really Here – 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 […]


PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARD WINNERS

  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 […]


A Quiet Place – Movie Review

  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 […]


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

  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 Jason Carney of the Phoenix Film Festival!

  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 […]


Finding Your Feet – Movie Review

    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 […]


Isle of Dogs – 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 […]


Journey’s End – 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. […]


A24’s film ‘Eight Grade’ to be the Phoenix Film Festival’s Closing Night Film

  PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A24’s “EIGHTH GRADE” AS CLOSING NIGHT FILM   Writer/Director Bo Burnham will be in attendance   PHOENIX, AZ – Tuesday, March 27 – The Phoenix Film Festival is excited to announce the Closing Night film as A24’s “Eighth Grade”, recently featured as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of […]


Come to the Opening Night Kickoff for the Phoenix Film Festival on April 5th!

  PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT Movie Lovers Come Together For This Not To Be Missed Cinematic Night   WHAT:          The Phoenix Film Festival Opening Night kickoff party is an event you do not want to miss! Food and festivities will be held in the Party Pavilion with tastes from some of the best […]


Love, Simon – Movie Review

  Love, Simon   Directed by: Greg Berlanti Screenplay by: Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale.   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 49min Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance   ‘Love, Simon’ is a touching […]


Submission – 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 […]


The Strangers: Prey at Night – Movie Review

  The Strangers: Prey at Night   Directed by: Johannes Roberts Written by: Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai Starring: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 21min Genre: Horror 2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   If you’ve ever read any of my reviews […]


The Lullaby – Movie Review

  Lullaby Unrated Run Time: 1h 26min Genre: Horror 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Directed by: Darrell Roodt Starring: Reine Swart, Brandon Auret and Thandi Puren Screenplay: Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo Producers: Andre Frauenstein Snr, Samuel Frauenstein   Uncork’d Entertainment brings director Darrell Roodt’s vision of a horrific and twisted fairy tale […]


Death Wish – Movie Review

  Death Wish   Directed by: Eli Roth Screenplay by: Joe Carnahan, based on the 1974 Motion Picture by Wendell Mayes from the Novel by Brian Garfield. Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 47min Genre: Action, Crime, Drama 3 Frames out […]


The Vanishing of Sidney Hall – Movie Review

  The Vanishing of Sidney Hall   Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: Shawn Christensen & Jason Dolan Starring: Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Blake Jenner, Nathan Lane and Michelle Monaghan   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 59min Genre: Drama, Mystery By: Shari K. Green 3 Frames out of 5   This film is […]


“READY PLAYER ONE” INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE LEADERBOARD

  “READY PLAYER ONE” INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE LEADERBOARD Enter for the chance to win free Lyft rides through 2045, premium music from Spotify, and Atom movie tickets BURBANK, CA, February 26, 2018 – In Steven Spielberg’s new science fiction action adventure, “Ready Player One,” the race is on to be the first to […]


The Party – 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 […]