Bellingcat Movie Review ( @hrwfilmfestival )from @kleffnotes

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is back this year and screening films that focus on a variety of important social topics that span the globe. Running from June 13th to June 20th participants will be able to expand their knowledge and learn more about the world around them. One of the featured films this year is Bellingcat: Truth in a Post Truth World. It follows the rise of the controversial “citizen investigative journalist” collective, which is committed to redefining breaking news through the use of open source investigation. Continue reading “Bellingcat Movie Review ( @hrwfilmfestival )from @kleffnotes”

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Sorry Not Sorry Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Monique Sorgen’s Sorry Not Sorry is a short feature inspired by the poem, This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams and is a humorous examination of relationships and marriage. After a husband eats his wife’s plums, the two fall into a competitive game of oneupsmanship. The short recently screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival as well as the Florida Film Festival. Continue reading “Sorry Not Sorry Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Hearth Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Hearth is a Canadian thriller from director and writer Sophie B Jacques that recently won two Audience Awards, one at the Regard International Film Festival and the other at Saguenay International Short Film Festival. Hearth was also selected for the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. The description of Hearth focuses on Emilie, who returns home after renting it out to complete strangers for a weekend, and the fact that she will never know what happened while she was away. Keeping with the themes of suspense, discomfort, and dark humor, which are elemental to Jacques’ work, this short feature is bound to send shivers up your spine. Continue reading “Hearth Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Good Kisser Movie Review ( @goodkissermovie )from @kleffnotes

Good Kisser had a sneak peek screening event at ClexaCon this year, but while I couldn’t attend in person I was lucky enough to be able to watch the movie after the convention. Release this month, Good Kisser focuses on Jenna who is struggling with anxiety and a desire to please her partner, Kate. Due to her feelings of insecurity she finds herself agreeing to take part in a three way with Kate and a woman named Mia. Over the course of one night secrets and lies are revealed, passions rise, and Jenna will have to decide what matters most to her. Continue reading “Good Kisser Movie Review ( @goodkissermovie )from @kleffnotes”

The Price for Silence Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Price for Silence examines a number of deep topics through the lens of a troubled young woman and her upper class family. Lynn Mancinelli stars as Kira Flynn, who is struggling to confront her past in order to keep it from continuing to drag her down. She is surrounded by talented actors including Richard Thomas, Emrhys Cooper, and  Kristin Carey. This emotional work is just at the start of its festival tour, but it is sure to impress viewers. Continue reading “The Price for Silence Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Alice & Iza @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes

For my second Tello Films feature of the month I’ve actually chosen something you’ll be able to see at ClexaCon. As part of the Film Festival they will be screening their short, Alice & Iza. Both leads, much like with Nikki & Nora, have been announced as featured guests for ClexaCon 2019. Mandahla Rose plays Iza and is a returning ClexaCon guest and Guinevere Turner will be there for her first year and plays Alice. This short includes a number of other faces you might recognize including Bridget MacManus, Karmen Kregloe, and so many more. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Alice & Iza @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes”

The Blue Room Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Blue Room or La Chambre Bleue is a French film from 2014 that is part of a Mubi’s recent creator highlight of the month. Released this week for view, The Blue Room by Mathieu Amalric, opens with a passionate couple in a blue room, but in a matter of minutes the tone of the film shifts. The man in the room is being questioned by the police about the woman he was with and it appears that their affair was not the secret he believed it to be. Continue reading “The Blue Room Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Summer of ’84 Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Set in Ipswich, Oregon in 1984, Summer of ’84 is full of eerie feelings and worried thoughts. Davey Armstrong is a 15 year old who thinks that a killer could be lurking anywhere in his suburban neighborhood. His conspiracy theories begin to come to head when he starts to suspect his own neighbor is a serial killer. Reminiscent of 1980’s classics like The Goonies, but with a Rear Window style edge, Summer of ’84 is a new movie that perfectly hits that nostalgic urge. Continue reading “Summer of ’84 Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Little Odessa Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The streaming service MUBI is the perfect place for film lovers. This curated movie site shares both old and new features within a variety of categories. As part of their January and February collections they have presented a Sundance Takeover, which began in late January. Two of the features that I had already seen and recommend are But I’m a Cheerleader and Winter’s Bone, which are both still available on the site. I wanted to highlight a movie that I had never seen before and chose to check out Little Odessa, which dropped on February 3rd. Continue reading “Little Odessa Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: New Year, New You and Terrible Tropes from @kleffnotes

Normally I don’t really write articles that delve into what I disliked about a piece of pop culture, but after watching New Year, New You on Hulu I just kept fixating on how much this movie frustrated me. This movie came out as part of the Into the Dark series and acted as their January holiday themed feature. Based on the trailer I was really looking forward to checking this new addition out, especially since I really enjoyed the other movies they’d released. When I started the movie I was enjoying it and relishing in the fact that this was an all female horror movie cast, until the first death happened and I started fuming. Continue reading “The Bi Line: New Year, New You and Terrible Tropes from @kleffnotes”