Author: Greggory Morris

STREET REPORTER Film Review – An Award Winning Cinematic Gem 26 Minutes Long, Packing the Wallop of a Full Length Award Winning Documentary

Director Laura Waters Hinson’s STREET REPORTER is a captivating documentary about homelessness featuring a homeless person cum photo journalist pursuing the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about homeless in the Nation’s Capitol. Advocacy, investigative and ethnographic journalism are fused transcendently in this 26-minute film short packing the wallop of those full length, five-star documentary films. Critics raves’ and reviews about this award winning film aren’t shy calling it as an Oscar contender.

Part 2, RIOTSVILLE, USA Film Review

  Biographical Sierra Pettengill, Director Focuses on the warped narratives of the American past. Most recently, she directed the archival short The Rifleman, which premiered at the 2021Sundance Film Festival. Her 2017 feature-length film, the all-archival documentary The Reagan Show,…

RIOTSVILLE, USA Film Review – A Stunningly Poetic and Cinematically Furious Reflection on the Righteous Inner City Rebellions of the 1960s & the U.S. Army Militarized Ops That Worked to Destroy Them

In RIOTSVILLE, USA, Director Sierra Pettengill, like a consummate painter with a cinematic palette, fuses archival national news media reportage from the late 1960s with archival U.S. military film and video footage from that same period in a cinematic exposition exposing the insidious nature of the militarization which was – and continues to be – primarily, but not exclusively, focused on Black people fighting for the real Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Pettengill’s paints veraciously without one misstep of historical and philosophical significance unlike so many other chroniclers, filmmakers and documentarians of that period. – By Gregg W. Morris


Director Joshua Seftel: “To me, this is the story of a collision course between Richard “Mac” McKinney and the congregants of the Muncie Islamic Center. It’s a story so relevant to our world today – a world filled with misunderstanding, people taking sides, and seemingly unbridgeable societal gaps – and yet this story shows there is hope. I believe the film can serve as a glimpse into what is possible when we stay open and kind, a story about family, compassion, and forgiveness.” – Review by Gregg W. Morris

A F*ckin’ A, 5-Star Beast of a Movie – Audiences Should Prepare to Be Blown Out of Their F*ckin’ Seats

LOW LIFE generates a visceral cinematic vibe akin to the visceral whoosh Ukraine freedom fighters reportedly get from a f*ckin anti-Putin HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) obliterating a column of #fckinRussian tanks and weaponry – if not Vladimir Putin himself. True, this movie is not about the Ukraine-Russian war but a war of sorts being wage against pedophiles by a small time YouTube-ing vigilante, Benny Jensen, played by Wes Dunlap. – By Gregg W. Morris

The Word Is Out: Horror Fans Can Have the Bejesus Scared Out of them in Multiple Fright Nights Watching 67 Films at the 18th Annual HollyShorts Oscar-Qualifying® Film Festival, Screening from August 11-20, 2022

The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL returns for its much-anticipated 18th edition from August 11- 20th, 2022, with an 5000 entries this year! Epic Dread Sponsor this year’s scary mix. Don’t overlook Pauk J. Fanklin’s FIREWORKS, Brian Sepanzyk’s IN THE SHADOW OF GOD. – By Gregg W. Morris