LIZ WHITTEMORE helms ReelNewsDaily.com, hosts Girls On Film Podcast, blogs horror at I SCREAM YOU SCREAM, serves as a member of Team #MOTW and as an AWFJ Board Member.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK May 29, 2020: KATE NASH: UNDERESTIMATE THE GIRL

Part Behind the Music episode, part intimate video diary, and part indictment of the way the music industry treats women, director Amy Goldstein’s Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl is a frank, endearing documentary about what it means to “make it.” It was filmed over the course of four and a half years, following rocker/actress Kate Nash as she figures out what comes after her big break — and the slump that followed it.

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Amy Goldstein and Anouchka van Riel on KATE NASH: UNDERESTIMATE THE GIRL- Betsy Bozdech interviews

Since graduating from NYU film school, Amy Goldstein has spent her career behind the camera directing everything from music videos to critically acclaimed shorts and award-winning features. Her most recent project is a documentary that tracks the roller coaster career of British rocker Kate Nash, who first shot to fame in the MySpace era and now co-stars on Netflix’s hit series GLOW.

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Tara Duncan’s Hulu deal includes Zakiya Dalila Harris’ THE OTHER BLACK GIRL – Brandy McDonnell reports

Tara Duncan has made an overall deal with Hulu, setting up an adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ upcoming novel The Other Black Girl at the streaming service. Now in development, the project will be co-written by Harris and the author will be an executive producer alongside Duncan,

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THE GREY FOX – Review by Diane Carson

Newly restored and rereleased, The Grey Fox (1982) presents the fascinating, true story of Bill Miner the famously successful turn of the 20th century train robber. Director Phillip Borsos’ creative cinematic storytelling and Richard Farnsworth’s brilliantly nuanced performance as the ‘Gentleman Bandit)’ make The Grey Fox a must see Western classic.

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WonderCon@Home: Women Rock Hollywood Panel – Leslie Combemale reports

Things are changing in Hollywood, albeit slowly. I’d like to think that the annual Women Rocking Hollywood all-female panel at San Diego Comic Con has contributed to the change. Like all 2020 con events, this year’s edition of the live panel fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic. But opportunity to go virtual came from Comic-Con International organizers whey they decided to stage a virtual con, presenting panels that were filmed remotely.

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SNAELAND – Review by Lois Alter Mark

Snaeland literally means snow land, and the word is historically and poetically used to refer to Iceland, the gorgeous setting of writer/director Lise Raven’s latest film. It would be satisfying to spend 75 minutes getting lost in the film’s stunning cinematography but this is not a National Geographic special, and its unique noir-inspired story will give you a lot to think about.

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Alexandra Serio Talks TINGLE MONSTERS and ASMR Horror – Liz Whittemore interviews

Tingle Monsters is a short film that tackles online abuse in a new and frightening way through the gaze of horror and Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (aka ASMR), the popular YouTube phenomenon. An ASMR artist uses whispers into sensitive microphones or make intense noises by tapping on the microphone to cause a sensation often referred to as ‘tingles,’ a sort of euphoria. Alexandra Serio’ terrifying tale pulls from personal experience that reveal the gross culture of individuals hiding behind a keyboard.

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