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Born a Champion: Exclusive Interviews

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON —

The new film “Born a Champion” is a passion project that has been 13 years in the making as long-time friends Paul J. Alessi and Sean Patrick Flanery sunk their teeth into a film that they knew had heart, soul, guts, glory and tremendous truth and love.

For the challenges that presented themselves during the development and production of the film, the proverbial fight was worth it. The duo is exceptionally proud of the film that was written by and stars Sean Patrick Flanery in a highly personal role that reflects a good amount of personal experience.

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Exclusive Interview: The Cast of Anna

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — Writer, director, producer and AMPAS member Dekel Berenson has enjoyed an incredible ride with his short film, “Anna.” The film made its debut at Cannes where it garnered a nomination for Best Short Film. It has gone on to win 18 awards around the globe at multiple film festivals. It […][...]


Review: My Darling Vivian

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is a documentary about Vivian, the first wife of Johnny Cash, created by her children. “My Darling Vivian” rounds out the nature of Cash, first depicted in “Walk the Line,” as a world-famous singer with regrets over the family he betrayed. A masterful documentary, this film reveals something more. […][...]


Exclusive Interview: Actress Dia Frampton

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — The new movie “I Hate New Year’s” is a sweet holiday film that will have viewers cheering for friendship and love. In the movie, real-life singer Dia Frampton portrays rising music star Layne Price, who encounters a bout of writer’s block. After visiting medium Zelena, as deliciously portrayed by Candis […][...]


Review: Wander

— by RON WILKINSON — Opening with a nicely done highway accident in a colorless prairie, the setting could be Roswell New Mexico. The scenery is so plain and the tarmac so barren there must be something bad just outside of camera range. The shots shift to a huge red sign marking the entry into […][...]


Review: Born to Be

— by BEV QUESTAD — We hear a sonorous double bass. The deep sounds come in a tremulous, low awe switching to multi-faceted activity and diversity. As the film continues, we learn that the Julliard musician has another practice that parallels his daily music regimen perfecting the Bach suite. Once he experienced how hard it […][...]


Jaws Gets New Life in Los Angeles

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — What do you think of when you hear the word “Jaws”? You might have some scary or fond memories of watching the many “Jaws” films throughout the years, or you could remember that the original iconic 1975 film was the one that put director Steven Spielberg on the map and […][...]


Review: Neither Confirm Nor Deny

— by RON WILKINSON — The early 1970s were not boring. Continuing the momentum of the riotous 1960s, a five year period saw President Nixon’s resignation, the end of US involvement in Viet Nam and the Hughes Glomar Explorer. OK, the Glomar Explorer may not be at the top of everyone’s memory banks. If not, […][...]


Exclusive Interview: Director Jimmy Olsson

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — The new short film “Alive” delves into subject matter that is not often covered in film. The film gives a bit of insight into the world of Viktoria, a woman confined to a wheelchair and with some level of disability. Her caregiver, Ida, is a beautiful young woman with an […][...]