Movie Reviews & Interviews from Washington

‘Everest’ Review: Starring Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal & Josh Brolin

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

In March 1996, a group of climbers, led by expert mountain guide Rob Hall (Jason Clarke), began their 40-day journey to climb to the top of Mt. Everest in Nepal. This is Rob’s fifth Everest summit, while the other experienced climbers include Doug Hansen, a man who is working three jobs to get by; Jon […]

‘The Sessions’ Review: John Hawkes Deserves Best Actor Nom

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Poliomyelitis, defined by Dictionary.com: an acute viral disease, usually affecting children and young adults, caused by any of three polioviruses, characterized by inflammation of the motor neurons of the brain stem and spinal cord, and resulting in a motor paralysis, followed by muscular atrophy and often permanent deformities. Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) is 38 years […]

‘Lincoln’ Review: Day-Lewis Triumphs, Overall Film Dull

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

“Lincoln” is a film that has superb actors, an ambitious vision and a legendary director. Just because we have these three key ingredients, it doesn’t automatically mean the film is going to be spectacular, in this case anyway. “Lincoln” is not a biopic about our nation’s 16th president, it’s about the President pushing to end […]

INTERVIEW: John Hawkes of ‘The Sessions’

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by admin@dcfilmgirl

I, along with some fellow WAFCA members, had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone” & “Martha Marcy May Marlene”) about his new film “The Sessions.”  where he stars as a 38-year-old man who was diagnosed with polio at a young age. Not only is the role […]

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