Review – Nomadland (2020)

Logan Myerz and Henry Hill are back together to review the new film Nomadland that’s directed by Chloe Zhao and starring Frances McDormand that’s currently streaming on Hulu. Make sure to watch to the very end of the video for a special surprise courtesy of the Phellas.

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“After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.”

Review – Nomadland (2020)

By Kevin Muller

Nomadland stars Frances McDormand, in preparation for her role as Fern, lived out the nomad lifestyle for a few months prior to filming. The goal was to mimic the authentic nature of the 2017 non-fiction novel written by Jessica Bruder, which presented the lives of Americans who live their lives on the road. McDormand, who is also a producer on the project, wanted a director to bring out the beauty of the book, so she grabbed relatively newcomer Chloe Zhao, to bring levity and respectfulness to a lifestyle most of us would never be able to endure. Does it all work, or is it a bore?

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David Oyelwo’s Feature Directorial Debut “THE WATER MAN” Sets Worldwide Distribution

David Oyelwo’s family adventure film, THE WATER MAN, has been acquired by RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, for North America, and by Netflix for the rest of the world. The film is the directorial debut of acclaimed actor David Oyelowo (Selma), which he also stars in, and is produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, ShivHans Pictures, and Yoruba Saxon. In North America the film is expected to be released day-and-date in theaters and VOD on May 7, 2021 and Netflix will release the film internationally later this year.  The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to much critical praise and also opened this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 105 (Interview with John Swab)

On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast, Henry Hill talks with John Swab, the writer and director of the new film Body Brokers, which hits theaters, VOD, and digital on February 19th. John talks about his personal experiences as a junkie going through treatment, being used to recruit other junkies for money, and how it inspired him to make this film.

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“Brought to Los Angeles for treatment, a recovering junkie soon learns that the rehab center is not about helping people, but a cover for a multi-billion-dollar fraud operation that enlists addicts to recruit other addicts.”

Review – Promising Young Woman (2020)

Logan Myerz reviews Promising Young Woman that’s written, produced, and directed by Emerald Fennell, in her feature directorial debut. Margot Robbie serves as a producer through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner and stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Vudu.

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“A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.”

 

Dark Star Pictures to Host Free Virtual Film Festival

Los Angeles-based Dark Star Pictures and horror leader Bloody Disgusting are set to host a groundbreaking weekend event from Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24, 2021, celebrating the distributor’s most recent acclaimed international genre offerings. The lineup will feature selections from Sundance, Fantasia, Nightstream, and Cinepocalypse, including PVT CHAT, Koko-Di Koko-Da, Jumbo, Attack of the Demons, Dirty God, and Climate of the Hunter.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 102 (Interview with Steven Kostanski)

Logan Myerz interviews the director/writer, Steven Kostanksi (The Void) about his newest film Psycho Goreman. They discuss the filmmaking process, paying homage to filmmakers of the 80s and 90s, and working with the cast. The film hits theaters, VOD, and Digital on Friday, January 22nd!

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“After unearthing a gem that controls an evil monster looking to destroy the Universe, a young girl and her brother use it to make him do their bidding.”

Review – Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

by Old King Clancy

In 2007, the Romanian drama film, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days won the Palme D’or at Cannes and brought the topic of abortion to the forefront of European cinema. It’s a film I love but have rarely revisited due to it’s cold, uncomfortable aesthetic, now 13 years later the English language equivalent has arrived with Never Rarely Sometimes Always bringing teenage abortions to the center stage of America and shows just how messed up the situation is.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 99 (Interview with Shawn Linden)

On episode 99 of the Cinephellas Podcast, Bob Ward talks to writer/director Shawn Linden about his newest film Hunter Hunter. They talk about making the film, revenge, and working with Devon Sawa. So take a listen, and do yourself a favor and catch Hunter Hunter hitting theaters, Digital, and VOD on December 18th.

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“Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.”

Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 98 (Interview with John Suits)

On episode 98 of the Cinephellas Podcast , Henry Hill talks to director John Suits about his new film Breach. The film stars Bruce Willis and is being released by Saban Films in theaters, VOD and digital on December 18th.

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“On the cusp of fatherhood, a junior mechanic aboard an interstellar ark to New Earth must outwit a malevolent cosmic terror intent on using the spaceship as a weapon.”