SXSW2017–Part 4 @hammertonail (3 More Reviews and 2 More Interviews) + SXSW2017 Overview @filmfesttoday

Continuing my coverage of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival at Hammer to Nail, here are five more pieces: 3 reviews (for which one has no accompanying interview) and 2 interviews. Still others have already been posted, but I am still only posting reviews (for which I also conducted interviews) after their accompanying interviews have been posted, too. More to follow in the days ahead. Here are links to my three previous SXSW 2017 posts: first, second and third. In addition, I wrote a thorough overview of my experience at SXSW for Film Festival Today. Here are links to all posts:

Enjoy!

SXSW2017–Part 3 @hammertonail (3 More Reviews and 3 More Interviews) + “Wilson” @filmfesttoday

Continuing my coverage of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival at Hammer to Nail, here are six more pieces: 3 reviews and 3 interviews. Still others have already been posted, but I am keeping it simple and only posting reviews after their accompanying interviews have gone live, as well. More to follow in the days ahead. For my first post on SXSW 2017, go here, and for the second, go here. In addition, I ran a review of Craig Johnson’s latest film, Wilson, today at Film Festival Today. Here are links to all posts:

Enjoy!

SXSW2017–Part 2 @hammertonail: 2 More Reviews and 2 More Interviews

Continuing my coverage of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival at Hammer to Nail, here are four more pieces: 2 reviews and 2 interviews. Others have already been posted, but I am trying to keep it simple here and only post the reviews after their accompanying interviews have already gone live, as well. More to follow in the days ahead. For my first post on SXSW 2017, go here. Here are links to all posts:

Enjoy!

“Beauty and the Beast” @filmfesttoday + “Catfight” and SXSW2017–Part 1 @hammertonail

Now that I am writing consistently for both Hammer to Nail (for the small-budget indie stuff and documentaries) and Film Festival Today (for the bigger films), do not expect me, dear reader, to use this blog for much more than a place to catalog those other posts – to use it as a clearinghouse, of sorts – though I may still write the occasional piece solely for chrisreedfilm.com. Still, by coming here and seeing what I post, you will find quick and easy links to the work I do out in the world as a professional film critic.

I just returned from the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, in Austin, Texas, during which I saw and reviewed many films and conducted many interviews with filmmakers, only some of which have posted, so far, at Hammer to Nail. I am working on a summary piece about my overall impressions of the festival, which I will soon post at Film Festival Today. Below, please find links to selections from the coverage that has run so far, as well as to my review of the most recent Beauty and the Beast, which ran last Friday at Film Festival Today, and Onur Tukel’s Catfight, which I reviewed for Hammer to Nail just before leaving for SXSW. More to follow in the days ahead.

Enjoy!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Mike Giuliano – on the Oscars, “Logan” and “Before I Fall”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Mike Giuliano, Associate Professor of Film at Howard Community College

Welcome to the fourth episode of the 2016-2017 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Mike Giuliano, Associate Professor of Film at Howard Community College. We first discussed this year’s Academy Awards, and then reviewed two new films – Logan and Before I Fall.

In Howard County, Maryland, you can watch the show on Channel 41 (if you’re a Verizon customer) or Channel 96 (if you’re a Comcast customer), and you can watch it online from anywhere. You can also still catch the firstsecond and third episodes of this current season, plus all six from last year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), as well as the six episodes from my first season with Reel Talk (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6). Enjoy!

The fantastic Dragon Digital Media team did their usual superlative job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney. We’ll be back at the start of May with another episode, so stay tuned. Until then, have fun at the movies!

9 @hammertonail reviews: 2 Criterion Blu-rays + Oscar Shorts + 6 Must-See Recent Features

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Here are 9 recent reviews of mine for Hammer to Nail: 2 Criterion Blu-rays (Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog and Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog); a piece on the 2017 Oscar-nominated short films; and reviews of As You Are, Dark NightMidsummer in NewtownA Patch of Fog13th and This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous. Here are the links:

Enjoy!