Review – Dating & New York (2021)

by Kevin Muller

With the pandemic ending, more and more people are starting to rejoin society, and many cities are ready to welcome back their citizens. New York has always been a place popular in both film and the real world. Even the most basic film fan can name one iconic scene from a favorite film that takes place in the Big Apple. Hardcore cinephiles can even name directors that center their stories in the city that never sleeps. Recently, Lin-Manuel Miranda put the spotlight on the Upper East side with Official. In the new film Dating and New York, we are once again presented with a love story between two 20 somethings that unfolds in the unforgettable city.

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Review – The Green Knight

The Green Knight

Hear ye, Hear ye. Lord Logan and Sir Henry returneth to Cinephellas Castle to revieweth the epic medieval fantasy film The Green Knight, directed by David Lowery and starring Dev Patel. The film is now available to rent wherever you streameth thou movies.

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“A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”

 

Review – Man Under Table (2021)

Imagine That: 

A Review of Noel David Taylor’s Man Under Table

By Christopher Rzigalinski

What is avant-garde creativity in a quasi-apocalyptic post-Covid world that’s still recovering from the surreal nightmare of Donald Trump-era politics? What is the relationship between reality and imagination in our landscape of ubiquitous content? Man Under Table OR: I’m Writing a Movie, Noel David Taylor’s feature-length directorial debut film, magnifies these questions. It works against conventions and viewer expectations to macably majestic effect. A film like this deserves an uncommon review. So this article challenges readers by weaving together an analysis of the film and an interview with Taylor. The threads seek to push you out of your comfort zone in much the same way as Man Under Table.

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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.”