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Movie Review: The Columnist

Culture columnist Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is used to getting negative comments online. She’s always believed it should be possible to be nice about having different opinions. But the backlash to a recent article taking a stance against ‘Black Pete’ challenges her belief in people’s decency. When the internet trolls turn vicious and Femke realizes one of her neighbors is among them. The realization proves too much and Femke snaps and pushes her neighbor to his death. What starts as a drama about the boldness of keyboard warriors and the loss of civility in debate and discourse swiftly shifts into a all out horror movie. Because Femke decides its time to get back at her harassers - and use the adrenaline rush to break through her writers block - face to face. Both Kriss and Ro found The Columnist to be a Fantasia Fest highlight. It's unexpected twists, solidly disturbing performances and highly relevant (and relatable villain) subject matter. It dip it's toe into plot-driven social commentary without ever losing the drive and entertainment value. Listen as they discuss this festival favorite. The Columnist is currently streaming at the Chicago International Film Festival until October 25th. Tickets are $12.00. Directed by Ivo van Aart | CountryThe Netherlands | Runtime: 83 minutes Follow more of our Film Festival Reviews and Coverage on our Press Page Page: https://press.mtrnetwork.net Follow us on Social Media: MTRNetwork MTRNetwork @TheMTRNetwork

26 min1 d ago
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Movie Review: The Columnist

The Witches Movie Review

There are certain movies that automatically make the Halloween marathon, or at least they should. For years, cult classic The Witches, based on Rolad Dahl's book by the same name, starring Anjelica Huston has landed somewhere on that list between Hocus Pocus and Nightmare on Elm Street. Now, HBO hopes you add the Anne Hathaway-led remaking directed by Robert Zemeckis to that watch list. This film - still geared towards children (allegedly) - offers a few unsettling chills and plenty of campiness wrapped in sly humor. Leaning into Dahl's The Witches It's 1967, a young boy (Jahzir Bruno) and his Grandma (Octavia Spencer) find themselves trapped in a hotel during a convention of witches plotting to bespell the world's children turning them into mice. The duo - along with some unlikely accomplices - must outwit the Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway) and thwart her master plan. Viewing audiences grew up with the child-friendly version this story (this is a lie, Huston's coven of witches sc...

--1 d ago
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The Witches Movie Review

SDIFF: Interview with Rick Korn

Director Rick Korn took some time to sit down with the MTR Network and discuss his latest documentary Harry Chapin: When in Doubt Do Something. Singer/songwriter and philanthropist Harry Chapin's best known in music circles for his number one single Cat's in the Cradle. But, Harry Chapin, the man, threw his entire self - and his career - in to being an citizen activist. He wanted to end poverty and hunger in the world; he was willing to dedicate his platform, time and energy wholly to the cause. Watch the Full Interview: https://youtu.be/Wzv2AKPvk3Y Rick Korn is a film/TV producer, writer, and director who works with different non-profit organizations - including WHYHunger, co-founded by Harry Chapin, - producing fundraising concerts. He's last documentary focused on the rescue and recovery 9/11 workers. During its production, Korn interviewed Chapin's former partner, Bill Ayres.His casual query of Ayers wondering why no one's ever made a documentary about Harry elicited the respons...

33 min4 d ago
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SDIFF: Interview with Rick Korn

TIFF 2020: Concrete Cowboy

Idris Elba as a cowboy? I mean who wouldn’t be sold? Overall, Concrete Cowboy is a solid film based on the real life Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in Philadelphia. It’s a mix offictionalizing the club with a (sometimes stereotypical) story of a young teen reconnecting with his father. Caleb McLaughlin plays Cole, a troubled teen that is sent by his mother to live with his father Harp (Idris Elba), in a last ditch effort to get Cole to turn his life around. Image credit: Courtesy of TIFF Concrete Cowboy is one of those films that is solid but could have been so much more if given to directors and writers with a bit more lived experience with the subject. There are times where it feels that this film tries tohandle more complex issues and the script just wasn’tequipped for that. Where this film works is when it focus on the story of Fletcher Street and the riding community. This film uses actual members of the community in some of the roles and they such a good job that it migh...

32 min1 w ago
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TIFF 2020: Concrete Cowboy

TIFF 2020: Violation

Rape revenge movies can be hard to review and after watchingViolationduring the Toronto Film Festival, I'm still not sure if it's a good movie or not. The problem with reviewing rape revenge movies is that that there are two ways to look at them. On one hand, you can treat them just like every movie and grade them one acting, coherent plot, the way they’re shot, etc. The other way to review them is to grade them on a curve based on how good the revenge is. If you’re lucky, the movie will both be traditional good, with a fairly deserving dish of revenge being served. Unfortunately for Violation, I’m less sold on it as a good movie than I am on giving it a pass for the way the revenge was enacted. Without spoiling I’ll just say, this is why you never eat Karen’s homemade ice cream at the company pot luck. Image credit: Courtesy of TIFF The first 40 minutes of this movie works. Madeleine Sims-Fewer plays Miriam, a woman that is a trying to reconcile with her sister (Anna Maguire) ...

28 min1 w ago
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TIFF 2020: Violation

Interview With: Perry Yung from Cinemax Original Warrior

I had the opportunity to speak with actor Perry Yung - who plays Father Jun leader of the Hop Wei Tong in Cinemax Original Warrior. We discussed how he found his way starring on television after years away, what Warrior brings to television, how he works around trope to seize opportunities to subvert stereotypes, and his thoughts on representation in the age of 44. Who is Perry Yung? Perry Yung is an American actor and musician from Oakland, CA. He plays Father Jun in Cinemax's Warrior, produced by Justin Lin, Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee's daughter) and Jonathan Tropper (Banshee show creator). Yung was fan favorite Ping Wu on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick and has guest starred on shows like, Gotham andThe Blacklist. You may also recognize him as the Doctor in John Wick: Chapter 2. Warrior, the Western... Based on the writings of Bruce Lee and brought to life by his daughter Shannon Lee, Warrior sits at the intersection of costume drama and spaghetti western. Only this fights involve blad...

--3 w ago
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Interview With: Perry Yung from Cinemax Original Warrior

TV Review: Lovecraft Country Episodes 5 - 7

Kriss, Ro and Brandon are back to review episodes 5 to 7 of Lovecraft Country. Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow us on Twitter: @Phenomblak @InsanityReport @TheMTRNetwork Our shirts are now on TeePublic. https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

64 min3 w ago
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TV Review: Lovecraft Country Episodes 5 - 7

TIFF 2020 Review: Pieces of a Woman

The first 25 minutes of Pieces of a Woman should be enough to tell you that you’re not prepared for the emotional toll of this movie. It should absolutely come with a trigger warning but at the same time is a must watch. At first this film seems like it’s about loss and grieving after Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) lose their child after a difficult home birth. However, what director Kornél Mundruczó and writer Kata Wéber really do is tell the story of how society dictates to women how they should feel and behave. This film really exposes how selfish people can be even when it appears (even to themselves) that they're being selfless. Losing a child is a tragic, heartbreaking experience for parents. But only one of those parents carried the baby inside their own body and that's the reality we have to life with. A woman who loses a child should be able to grieve (or not) how they want and shouldn't have to shoulder the emotional baggage of everyone else's grief an...

39 min3 w ago
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TIFF 2020 Review: Pieces of a Woman

TIFF 2020 Review: Nomadland

If there was any doubt if Marvel’s The Eternals was in good hands with Chloé Zhao at the helm then Nomadland should be all the evidence you need. Nomadland is a slow burn, but the journey it takes the audience is worth it. This is a gorgeous, well-acted film but it might actually be too subtle with some of the themes for the average viewer. The film follows Fern (Frances McDormand), a widow who has settled into a nomad lifestyle living out of her van as she follows seasonal work throughout the midwest. McDormand plays Fern in typical McDormand fashion and it works extremely well here. Not only is Fern dealing (or rather not dealing) with the loss of her husband but also the loss of her entire way of living. When the factory in her town went out of business, so did the town (even losing its zip code). Fern has all that remains of her life left in a storage unit and her utility van that she lives out of as she travels from seasonal job to seasonal job. McDormand really captures Fern...

46 min3 w ago
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TIFF 2020 Review: Nomadland

TIFF 2020 Review: One Night in Miami

Is there anything that Regina King can’t do? She’s been a versatile actress for 35 years that has always impressed. I could have a heated argument with myself over what my favorite Regina King role is (Her role as Detective Lydia Adams on the criminally underrated Southland is always going to be up there). It’s nice to see her finally get her due. On top of her acting she’s also apparently a vampire that hasn’t aged at all. Her and Paul Rudd drink from the same fountain of youth. So when I saw she was trying her hand at directing a feature length film, I had no doubt that she could pull it off and was not disappointed with the result. For a directorial debut, One Night in Miami is pretty ambitious project. Adapting a play into a movie is always a bit difficult and doing it for your first feature film is even harder. But King along with writer Kemp Powers really pull this film together and make it very engaging. One Night in Miami is the fictionalized tale of the convergence of ...

35 minSEP 23
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TIFF 2020 Review: One Night in Miami

Latest Episodes

Movie Review: The Columnist

Culture columnist Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is used to getting negative comments online. She’s always believed it should be possible to be nice about having different opinions. But the backlash to a recent article taking a stance against ‘Black Pete’ challenges her belief in people’s decency. When the internet trolls turn vicious and Femke realizes one of her neighbors is among them. The realization proves too much and Femke snaps and pushes her neighbor to his death. What starts as a drama about the boldness of keyboard warriors and the loss of civility in debate and discourse swiftly shifts into a all out horror movie. Because Femke decides its time to get back at her harassers - and use the adrenaline rush to break through her writers block - face to face. Both Kriss and Ro found The Columnist to be a Fantasia Fest highlight. It's unexpected twists, solidly disturbing performances and highly relevant (and relatable villain) subject matter. It dip it's toe into plot-driven social commentary without ever losing the drive and entertainment value. Listen as they discuss this festival favorite. The Columnist is currently streaming at the Chicago International Film Festival until October 25th. Tickets are $12.00. Directed by Ivo van Aart | CountryThe Netherlands | Runtime: 83 minutes Follow more of our Film Festival Reviews and Coverage on our Press Page Page: https://press.mtrnetwork.net Follow us on Social Media: MTRNetwork MTRNetwork @TheMTRNetwork

26 min1 d ago
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Movie Review: The Columnist

The Witches Movie Review

There are certain movies that automatically make the Halloween marathon, or at least they should. For years, cult classic The Witches, based on Rolad Dahl's book by the same name, starring Anjelica Huston has landed somewhere on that list between Hocus Pocus and Nightmare on Elm Street. Now, HBO hopes you add the Anne Hathaway-led remaking directed by Robert Zemeckis to that watch list. This film - still geared towards children (allegedly) - offers a few unsettling chills and plenty of campiness wrapped in sly humor. Leaning into Dahl's The Witches It's 1967, a young boy (Jahzir Bruno) and his Grandma (Octavia Spencer) find themselves trapped in a hotel during a convention of witches plotting to bespell the world's children turning them into mice. The duo - along with some unlikely accomplices - must outwit the Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway) and thwart her master plan. Viewing audiences grew up with the child-friendly version this story (this is a lie, Huston's coven of witches sc...

--1 d ago
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The Witches Movie Review

SDIFF: Interview with Rick Korn

Director Rick Korn took some time to sit down with the MTR Network and discuss his latest documentary Harry Chapin: When in Doubt Do Something. Singer/songwriter and philanthropist Harry Chapin's best known in music circles for his number one single Cat's in the Cradle. But, Harry Chapin, the man, threw his entire self - and his career - in to being an citizen activist. He wanted to end poverty and hunger in the world; he was willing to dedicate his platform, time and energy wholly to the cause. Watch the Full Interview: https://youtu.be/Wzv2AKPvk3Y Rick Korn is a film/TV producer, writer, and director who works with different non-profit organizations - including WHYHunger, co-founded by Harry Chapin, - producing fundraising concerts. He's last documentary focused on the rescue and recovery 9/11 workers. During its production, Korn interviewed Chapin's former partner, Bill Ayres.His casual query of Ayers wondering why no one's ever made a documentary about Harry elicited the respons...

33 min4 d ago
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SDIFF: Interview with Rick Korn

TIFF 2020: Concrete Cowboy

Idris Elba as a cowboy? I mean who wouldn’t be sold? Overall, Concrete Cowboy is a solid film based on the real life Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club in Philadelphia. It’s a mix offictionalizing the club with a (sometimes stereotypical) story of a young teen reconnecting with his father. Caleb McLaughlin plays Cole, a troubled teen that is sent by his mother to live with his father Harp (Idris Elba), in a last ditch effort to get Cole to turn his life around. Image credit: Courtesy of TIFF Concrete Cowboy is one of those films that is solid but could have been so much more if given to directors and writers with a bit more lived experience with the subject. There are times where it feels that this film tries tohandle more complex issues and the script just wasn’tequipped for that. Where this film works is when it focus on the story of Fletcher Street and the riding community. This film uses actual members of the community in some of the roles and they such a good job that it migh...

32 min1 w ago
Comments
TIFF 2020: Concrete Cowboy

TIFF 2020: Violation

Rape revenge movies can be hard to review and after watchingViolationduring the Toronto Film Festival, I'm still not sure if it's a good movie or not. The problem with reviewing rape revenge movies is that that there are two ways to look at them. On one hand, you can treat them just like every movie and grade them one acting, coherent plot, the way they’re shot, etc. The other way to review them is to grade them on a curve based on how good the revenge is. If you’re lucky, the movie will both be traditional good, with a fairly deserving dish of revenge being served. Unfortunately for Violation, I’m less sold on it as a good movie than I am on giving it a pass for the way the revenge was enacted. Without spoiling I’ll just say, this is why you never eat Karen’s homemade ice cream at the company pot luck. Image credit: Courtesy of TIFF The first 40 minutes of this movie works. Madeleine Sims-Fewer plays Miriam, a woman that is a trying to reconcile with her sister (Anna Maguire) ...

28 min1 w ago
Comments
TIFF 2020: Violation

Interview With: Perry Yung from Cinemax Original Warrior

I had the opportunity to speak with actor Perry Yung - who plays Father Jun leader of the Hop Wei Tong in Cinemax Original Warrior. We discussed how he found his way starring on television after years away, what Warrior brings to television, how he works around trope to seize opportunities to subvert stereotypes, and his thoughts on representation in the age of 44. Who is Perry Yung? Perry Yung is an American actor and musician from Oakland, CA. He plays Father Jun in Cinemax's Warrior, produced by Justin Lin, Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee's daughter) and Jonathan Tropper (Banshee show creator). Yung was fan favorite Ping Wu on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick and has guest starred on shows like, Gotham andThe Blacklist. You may also recognize him as the Doctor in John Wick: Chapter 2. Warrior, the Western... Based on the writings of Bruce Lee and brought to life by his daughter Shannon Lee, Warrior sits at the intersection of costume drama and spaghetti western. Only this fights involve blad...

--3 w ago
Comments
Interview With: Perry Yung from Cinemax Original Warrior

TV Review: Lovecraft Country Episodes 5 - 7

Kriss, Ro and Brandon are back to review episodes 5 to 7 of Lovecraft Country. Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow us on Twitter: @Phenomblak @InsanityReport @TheMTRNetwork Our shirts are now on TeePublic. https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

64 min3 w ago
Comments
TV Review: Lovecraft Country Episodes 5 - 7

TIFF 2020 Review: Pieces of a Woman

The first 25 minutes of Pieces of a Woman should be enough to tell you that you’re not prepared for the emotional toll of this movie. It should absolutely come with a trigger warning but at the same time is a must watch. At first this film seems like it’s about loss and grieving after Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) lose their child after a difficult home birth. However, what director Kornél Mundruczó and writer Kata Wéber really do is tell the story of how society dictates to women how they should feel and behave. This film really exposes how selfish people can be even when it appears (even to themselves) that they're being selfless. Losing a child is a tragic, heartbreaking experience for parents. But only one of those parents carried the baby inside their own body and that's the reality we have to life with. A woman who loses a child should be able to grieve (or not) how they want and shouldn't have to shoulder the emotional baggage of everyone else's grief an...

39 min3 w ago
Comments
TIFF 2020 Review: Pieces of a Woman

TIFF 2020 Review: Nomadland

If there was any doubt if Marvel’s The Eternals was in good hands with Chloé Zhao at the helm then Nomadland should be all the evidence you need. Nomadland is a slow burn, but the journey it takes the audience is worth it. This is a gorgeous, well-acted film but it might actually be too subtle with some of the themes for the average viewer. The film follows Fern (Frances McDormand), a widow who has settled into a nomad lifestyle living out of her van as she follows seasonal work throughout the midwest. McDormand plays Fern in typical McDormand fashion and it works extremely well here. Not only is Fern dealing (or rather not dealing) with the loss of her husband but also the loss of her entire way of living. When the factory in her town went out of business, so did the town (even losing its zip code). Fern has all that remains of her life left in a storage unit and her utility van that she lives out of as she travels from seasonal job to seasonal job. McDormand really captures Fern...

46 min3 w ago
Comments
TIFF 2020 Review: Nomadland

TIFF 2020 Review: One Night in Miami

Is there anything that Regina King can’t do? She’s been a versatile actress for 35 years that has always impressed. I could have a heated argument with myself over what my favorite Regina King role is (Her role as Detective Lydia Adams on the criminally underrated Southland is always going to be up there). It’s nice to see her finally get her due. On top of her acting she’s also apparently a vampire that hasn’t aged at all. Her and Paul Rudd drink from the same fountain of youth. So when I saw she was trying her hand at directing a feature length film, I had no doubt that she could pull it off and was not disappointed with the result. For a directorial debut, One Night in Miami is pretty ambitious project. Adapting a play into a movie is always a bit difficult and doing it for your first feature film is even harder. But King along with writer Kemp Powers really pull this film together and make it very engaging. One Night in Miami is the fictionalized tale of the convergence of ...

35 minSEP 23
Comments
TIFF 2020 Review: One Night in Miami
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