Marya Cohn on Exploring the Nexus of Sex and Power in ‘The Girl in the Book’


With a few rare exceptions (The Diary of a Teenage Girl is the latest example that comes to mind), the intricacies of the developing sexuality of girls and women has been gratuitously simplified on screen, often by male directors with an innately outsider perspective. That’s part of the reason it’s so refreshing to see writer/director Marya Cohn’s new […]

Sundance 2015: Charles Poekel, Kentucker Audley & Hannah Gross Talk Brooklyn Indie ‘Christmas, Again’


Charles Poekel‘s debut feature, screening this week at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, offers a melancholic slice-of-life look at a Brooklyn neighborhood holiday staple: the open-24/7 Christmas tree stand. When you live in New York City, there are certain hallmarks that signify the beginning of the holiday season, chief among them the singular smell of […]

Artistic Integrity vs. Real Life in ‘Swim Little Fish Swim’


Tensions are running high in this exclusive clip from the SXSW favorite Swim Little Fish Swim, opening in NYC and premiering on VOD in the U.S. on September 19. Photo courtesy of Under the Milky Way I recently read an article in which the author debunked the idea of love as a panacea — that […]