I WILL MAKE YOU MINE – Review by Marina Antunes

Director Lynn Chen’s movie about three women in love with the same man captures the awkwardness of old relationships that are not quite rekindled but not quite dead in a manner that is sometimes uncomfortable to watch, but it’s refreshing to see three female leads confront their feelings head-on and come out the other side happier and ready to tackle the world.

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Filmmaker Marie Clements on RED SNOW – Marina Antunes interviews

Canadian artist Marie Clements’ career spans decades and includes acting, writing and directing in theatre, television and film. As a writer and filmmaker for screen media, she has worked in both scripted and unscripted entertainment and has developed the skills to tell nearly any story.

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Neasa Hardiman Talks SEA FEVER – Marina Antunes interviews

The time is always right for a creature movie. In good times it’s fun to get cozy with a loved one and get a little frightened together. In bad times, it’s reassuring to see people working together to defeat a common evil. The most effective are stories that focus on an individual’s motivation and how their decisions affect themselves and the outside world. In Sea Fever, Neasa Hardiman has a lot to say about that.

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THE LOST HUSBAND – Review by Marina Antunes

While I love the characters and unfolding drama here, the romance factor is also a major attraction and in this respect, the movie also doesn’t disappoint. It certainly helps that the chemistry between Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel is palpable from the moment the two appear on screen together and they carry that chemistry through to the film’s final, satisfying scene.

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AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (SXSW2020) – Review by Marina Antunes

Katrine Philp’s An Elephant in the Room follows children in mourning for deceases parents. The film comes at a difficult time when conversations about death and grief may be central to the lives of many families. It’s reassuring to see that regardless of how deep the grief may be, we can get through it — but it’s easier if you don’ t go at it alone.

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SINGLE (SXSW2020) – Review by Marina Antunes

Typically when the term “inclusion” crops up in the world of filmmaking, it refers to women or individuals of color but more and more we’ve started to see the term encompass other human characteristics, including disabilities. Single, Ashley Eakin’s third short film, tackles preconceptions about people with disabilities in the best way possible: with a laugh.

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Michelle O’Reilly talks Arcana Studios, Animation and Graphic Novels – Marina Antunes interviews

Being a woman in two under-represented industries, comics and animation, is no easy feat, but Michelle O;Reilly takes it all in stride, and she takes full advantage of whatever opportunities she can to close the gender gap. “We try really hard, especially within the studio, to give women opportunities in any way we can.”

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