The Athena Film Festival: Rocking Women in Film

There are not many movies that have left my hands trembling long after the end credits have rolled, trembling both with raw physical emotional response and pure ecstatic inspiration. But writer/director Larysa Kondracki’s film The Whistleblower did just that at the Athena Film Festival Friday night in New York City. ...more

My Funny Valentine, The Best Gift Ever, Classic Kids Photography

By: Heidi BrodA Classic Kids picture is worth a thousand “coos, oohs and ahs.”...more

Movie Review: "Pariah" warrants acceptance with its vibrant, universal themes

Dee Rees, is a talented writer and filmmaker whose directorial debut, Pariah, began as an award-winning short in 2007 has transformed into a feature length film in 2011/2012. A crowd favorite at Sundance in 2011, the cinematographer, Bradford Young, was honored with the [U.S. Dramatic Competition] Excellence in Cinematography Award for his brilliant work on the project....more

Movie Review: "New Year's Eve" Drops The Ball Well Before Midnite

Pegged as a romantic comedy, "New Year's Eve" is director Gary Marshall's follow up to his film, "Valentine's Day." With an all-star ensemble cast and endless cameos, "New Year's Eve" intertwines numerous storylines about singles and couples as they prepare for New Year's Eve in New York City. Heavies in the cast include Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Hillary Swank and Halle Berry....more
Did not like it. It's a Love, Actually wanna-be that never quite hit the right note for me.more

Wot So Funee? Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Actually Mummy......more

Mirth Monday - Look Who's Coming to Town!

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home Mirth Monday - Look Who's Coming to Town!   OK, this is just so cool.My sister, actress Mary Birdsong remember?...more

Dominga Rio of Cuero: Phoenix Rising

Dominga Rio of Cuero: Phoenix Rising http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewpoetry.asp?id=300072signal transmitting a bad-ass timed exposure, blackpowder bonding anvil to reckoning, bible, preacher and fire, Judas and liar...(CON'T.)...more

''Educate Yourself: Watch Documentaries!!!''

Yesterday, whilst working on new jewellery pieces, I sat on my sofa watching two documentaries (I don't think I really need to point out that I wasn't watching them simultaniously, I am good at multi-tasking but that would be a stretch even for me!)....more

Snowflower and the Secret Fan

I wanted to hate Snowflower and the Secret Fan. Really, I did. Lisa See, I owe you an apology. When I first heard that Lisa See’s bestselling novel Snowflower and the Secret Fan was going to be made into a major movie, I had no desire to watch it. After all, I have managed to avoid See’s series of historical novels, set in ancient China, with their misty titles and Shanghai poster girl cover art. I braced myself for tired old Asian stereotypes to be reinforced to a new generation....more

I seemed to be one of the few people who read the book and didn't like it. I'd probably enjoy ...more