Tyrel Movie Review from @kleffnotes

In the vein of race focused features like Get Out, Tyrel focuses on a young man named Tyler who agrees to go to the mountains on a weekend birthday trip with one of his friends. The only downside of the trip is that Tyler is the only black man there. With heavy drinking and a secluded environment he begins to feel uneasy and slowly starts to feel like he is trapped in a nightmare situation. Continue reading “Tyrel Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Alice Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Alice had the perfect life. A loving husband, wonderful friends, and an adorable son, but one day she has her card rejected and when she meets with someone she suddenly learns devastating information. Her husband has been keeping secrets and these secrets have left their family in immediate financial danger. The film Alice screened at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March and I share my thoughts on this emotional work. Continue reading “Alice Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: What I’m Looking Forward To at @ClexaCon Feature from @kleffnotes

This is my third year going to ClexaCon and the second time that I will be going as press. Last year was the first time my girlfriend, Krista, and I went to ClexaCon together. We met there in 2017, but since we were going as a couple last year we did a lot of intense scheduling and tried to do as much as we could. While some people can survive that I wound up burning myself out trying to do everything I thought I needed to do as press and Krista and I had tried to cram in a lot. This year, while I will still be doing coverage, we’ve decided to tone things down a bit so that we don’t wind up with post con burnout like last year. Continue reading “The Bi Line: What I’m Looking Forward To at @ClexaCon Feature 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”

Interview with Sarah Abbott from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah Abbott about her upcoming role in the upcoming horror film, The Silence, which debuts on Netflix on April 12th. This silent style horror movie is just one of the projects that Sarah can be seen in and she was willing to chat about a number of them. Keep an eye out for this thrilling movie. Continue reading “Interview with Sarah Abbott from @kleffnotes”

Tello Films and Dash Productions Kick Off IndieGoGo Campaign for One Of The First Ever Queer Holiday Rom-Com Feature Film Called “Season of Love”

Every holiday season traditional and streaming networks create a ton of holiday romantic comedies, but they consistently fail to create meaningful stories from the queer perspective.

Production teams Tello Films and DASH Productions are going to solve that problem this year with “Season of Love”, their first queer holiday romantic comedy feature, to address the lack of any predominant LGBTQ storylines in holiday romantic comedy films. Continue reading “Tello Films and Dash Productions Kick Off IndieGoGo Campaign for One Of The First Ever Queer Holiday Rom-Com Feature Film Called “Season of Love””

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Preview from @kleffnotes

When I was growing up I loved Nancy Drew and over the years I continued to love the character and the many characters that she inspired. This year Nancy Drew has been getting some buzz again and on March 15th she’ll be on the big screen with the new feature film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres and starring Sophia Lilles, known for her roles in It and Sharp Objects. Continue reading “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Preview 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”

The Bi Line: Chasing Amy Retro Watch from @kleffnotes

Somehow over the course of my life I had never actually watched Chasing Amy. This becomes a bit more surprising once I point out that I have watched a number of Kevin Smith movies and I even used to watch the show he had on AMC. For date nights, since we are long distance, Krista and I sometimes pick out shows or movies to watch simultaneously and when she learned I’d never seen Chasing Amy she thought we definitely needed to add it to the list. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Chasing Amy Retro Watch 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”