Archive for October, 2020

Review: Don’t Read This on a Plane

— by RON WILKINSON — A young, aspiring writer gets her first big break when her novel is published. Walking out the door for her exciting round of readings to promote the book, she gets the perfect phone call from her perfect publisher. He and the company are perfectly bankrupt and she i[...]

Review: Kingdom of Silence

— by BEV QUESTAD — The film begins with a view from an open window, a white curtain gently fluttering in the breeze, and a view of tightly connected rooftops. But all is not as gentle nor innocent as it seems. Welcome to the Middle East, and, most especially, Saudi Arabia and the story o[...]

Exclusive Interview: Director Phyllis Stuart

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — The documentary “Wild Daze” is an extraordinary movie. It is the kind of film that becomes an Oscar darling because it provokes and compels the viewer to take action. Rather than just tugging on your heartstrings, filmmaker and director Phyllis Stuart presen[...]

Review: Pearl

— by BEV QUESTAD — At the outset, we hear self-assured, talented, silky-haired Pearl announce at a private high school admissions interview, “I want to control my destiny.” Just hours later, blood sprays out on a window in her living room and she is screaming. Concurrently, across to[...]