Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey Thoughts from @kleffnotes

After much waiting, so much in fact that the name of the movie changed before I even got to go see it, I was finally able to see what I am going to call throughout the rest of this article, Birds of Prey. Admittedly I originally thought the movie was coming out Valentine’s Day weekend, but with tight scheduling on my part I wasn’t able to go see the movie until the Sunday after Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey Thoughts from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes

If you have ever had to work on the holidays you might remember feeling bored or even wishing that you could be anywhere than where you are in the moment. Holiday Help Desk focuses on two women who are both stuck working on Christmas Eve, but in this short film they will find that maybe being stuck at the office isn’t so bad after all. Written by Hillary Esquina, who you might remember from our Passage coverage, this is a fun short that will fill you with holiday cheer. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes”

Night Sweats Movie Review from @erinwise82

Night Sweats is inspired by true events….allegedly. This movie follows Yuri, a skateboarder new to New York, on his quest to find the truth behind his roommate’s mysterious death. Ok so like right off the bat this movie seemed a bit slow but things got interesting rather quickly when Yuri’s roommate starts having a super crazy seizure, that landed him in the hospital, where he dies, and
weird medical examiner comes to collect evidence. Continue reading “Night Sweats Movie Review from @erinwise82”

Thursday Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Thursday is a dramatic Russian film is based on a true story, which just wrapped a United States run in Hollywood. With hopes for a nod in the 92nd Academy Awards this story is powerfully crafted. The run in the US gave this film a chance to be considered for an award and as it is a beautiful story this is a blessing. Continue reading “Thursday Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Season of Love Preview from @kleffnotes

Tello Films is bringing a queer holiday to our screens this season with a focus on three female/female romances. Season of Love, written by Kathryn Trammel, who was the winner of the Queer Holiday Pitch contest according to the fully funded Indiegogo page. Brought to you by Tello Films and Dash Productions, ClexaCon attendees may recognize some familiar faces in the credits as well as making brief appearances in the background of a festive party. Directed by Christin Baker, co-founder of Tello, and produced by Ashley Arnold and Danielle Jablonski, this film showcases characters that are left out of typical holiday stories. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Season of Love Preview from @kleffnotes”

Hacked Movie Review from @kleffnotes

What would you do if intimate images from your life were shared with the world and you could do nothing to stop it? Based on real events that took place in 2014, Hacked focuses on how the women whose images and videos were shared without their permission from iCloud. The hack was investigated and a man was arrested, but this did not mean that the trauma was over for his victims. Continue reading “Hacked Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Tonya Williams from @kleffnotes

I had the chance to chat with the founder and festival director of the Reelworld Film Festival, which took place in October of this year. This event is held in Toronto and designed to showcase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) content creators and allow diverse communities to claim their own stories and bring unique voices to the table. I appreciate her taking the time to answer all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Tonya Williams from @kleffnotes”

Resistance Reborn (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review from @kleffnotes

Get ready for the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with this vital prequel story, Resistance Reborn. While I am using the full title in the header of this article I will be referring to the book solely by the shorter, and more manageable title for the entire review. Set in the wake of the harrowing escape from Crait the Resistance has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. While the names Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa are known throughout the worlds, those who are oppressed can only do so much with merely names. With Leia Organa’s final call for aid going unanswered work must be done to rebuild the Resistance with the presence of the First Order ever looming. Continue reading “Resistance Reborn (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review from @kleffnotes”

The Experience Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Katerina Gorshkov’s feature debut The Experience ties together a variety of genres under the umbrella of a teen coming of age story through the lens of Scarlet, Allison Kove, and her time at a wilderness camp designed to help her stop acting out. Once she arrives at this camp we see her working through her previous experiences from recent years as well as repressed elements from her childhood. As we bounce through these memories, we also see her father’s life outside of his daughter, which is far more dangerous than his family ever knew. Continue reading “The Experience Movie Review from @kleffnotes”