Category: Film

Tribeca Film Festival 2022
WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD – Winner of Best Cinematography in the TFF International Narrative Competition

The tenants of an exclusive home owners type association are disintegrating – allegorically and metaphorically – into a state of sadistic and vile misanthropy of Trumpian magnitudes. In 93+ minutes of riveting story telling, it’s as if the tenants are victims of a communal schizophrenic disorder of cosmic proportions yet to be recognized in the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR). Winner of Best Cinematography in the TFF International Narrative Competition
By Gregg W. Morris

A Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Must See!
Film Review of Director Peter Hengl’s FAMILY DINNER {♦ LAST PUBLIC SCREENING, Wednesday, 6/15 @ 8:15 p.m. – Tribeca Film Center}

The bravura filmmaking will keep audiences on the edge of their seats 90-plus minutes, and Director-Writer Hengl accomplishes this sans the customary horror film trimmings used by many filmmakers to add zest to their zestless cinemas: Gore, zombies, demonic possessions, X-rated prurience, CGI. Review by Gregg W. Morris.

Jurors Selected for Geena Davis 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival – 2022

In BFF 2021 juried competition program, 71 percent of the films were directed by women, 75 percent by people representing BIPOC or API, and 33 percent by people of the LGBTQIA+ community. Seventy percent of the films were written by women, 70 percent by BIPOC or API, 32 percent by people of the LGBTQIA+ community and 87 percent featured a female lead, 81 percent a BIPOC or API lead, and 30 percent an LGBTQIA+ lead.

Ninety-six percent of these films had a cast and crew that was made up of more than half of people from these same communities.

A Riveting Micro Budgeted Movie With the Heart, Soul and Panache of a Hollywood Blockbuster: JUMP, DARLING

A kinetic, melodramatic romp of orgasmic cinematic delights with a sizzling film score, steamy dance scenes, unflinching cinematographic verisimilitude, savvy directing and acting in a family drama movie genre rarely rendered on screen: A family drama with class fused with drag culture.
A few of its many accolades: FilmOut San Diego, US, Best Supporting Actress Cloris Leachman and Best First Narrative Feature, Phil Connell; L.A. Outfest, US, Grand Jury Prize, International Feature Special Mention, Cloris Leachman; Lovers Film Festival, Italy, Young Lovers Jury, Matthew Shepherd Award, Phil Connell. More accolades inside. – Review by Gregg W. Morris.

Damn the OMICRON, Full Speed Ahead to See a Movie
GIVE OR TAKE Opening February 11 2020– And on DVD & Digital February 22, 2022

Early Reviews: The Austin Chronicle hailed it as a “genial dramedy reminiscent of Zach Braff’s GARDEN STATE.” Midwest Film Journal: The film is a refreshingly naturalistic drama with kind characters, clever writing and a sympathetic story that gives “a touching depiction of bereavement and contemplation of identity.” See lots more talk about GIVE AND TAKE in article.
By Gregg W. Morris

DOC NYC BOYCOTT Film Review – Part 2

Check out the video Q&A to learn a lot about what one would want to know about the attack on the right to boycott if one knew the right questions to ask to prepare for the right action to take. Part 2 BOYCOTT film review by Gregg W. Morris