Movie Reviews & Interviews from Washington

‘True Story’ Review: Starring Jonah Hill, James Franco & Felicity Jones

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Based on the book of the same name written by Michael Finkel, True Story is a film about consequences, relationships, journalism and betrayal. It follows ex New York Times reporter Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill) who is struggling to find a job after he twisted the truth in a cover story for the Times. One day […]

‘Wild’ Review: Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern & Thomas Sadoski

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

“My mother was the love of my life.” -Cheryl Strayed Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Wild tells the story of Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) and her 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. After Cheryl’s mother (Laura Dern) dies of cancer, Cheryl’s life begins to fall apart. Her marriage with […]

‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ Review: Starring Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts & Emma Stone

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

“Why don’t I have any self-respect?” –Lesley “You’re an actress honey.” –Laura Stylish, technically magnificent, interesting, real and ambitious, director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about films of the year and of years to come. Birdman tells the story of once-famous actor […]

INTERVIEW: Michael Pitt & Mike Cahill of ‘I Origins’

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by admin@dcfilmgirl

I, along with a couple of WAFCA members, sat down with Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill in Washington, DC to discuss their new film I Origins. After Michael pours everyone a glass a champagne, the director is the first one to open up about his newest film since 2011’s Another Earth. I Origins opens in […]

‘Shame’ Review: Fassbender and Mulligan are Excellent, But…

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

“Shame” is a depressing portrait of a suffering Manhattan sex addict, played by Michael Fassbender, whose life is interrupted by the indefinite stay of his younger sister, Carey Mulligan. If it weren’t for the performances of these two stellar actors, I probably would’ve hated this movie. It’s their performances that truly carry the film until […]

‘Ruby Sparks’ Review: Dano & Kazan Ignite Indie Flick

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

There a few films that walk the fine line between independent and mainstream. “Ruby Sparks” is that lovely romantic comedy that comes along and gives us a little bit of both. Paul Dano plays a novelist who writes about this dreamgirl and Zoe Kazan, Dano’s real-life girlfriend wrote the screenplay. If that’s not perfect enough, […]

‘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 […]

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