TROUBLING THE STILL WATERS OF DENIAL: Writer/Director Derek Hallquist’s Beautifully Crafted Telling of His Father’s Journey

By: Vernon Nickerson Still waters run deep is a proverb of Latin origin now commonly taken to mean that a placid exterior hides a passionate or subtle nature.” (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)   “Denial” Writer and Director Derek Hallquist’s exquisitely composed story of his parent Christine Hallquist’s (nee David Hallquist) life, is the ultimate 21st…

A Review Of 2016 Slamdance Film “Peanut Gallery”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   “Peanut Gallery” is a documentary about revisiting and reexamining the death of a child in a family. Even though the director Molly Gandour was there when her sister died, her parents dealt with the death of their eldest daughter Aimee, Molly’s sister, in a very congenial and dignified way. Icing…

Slamdance & ArcLight Cinemas take Cinema Club Program Across the Country

  The Slamdance Cinema Club will be expanding from Arclight Hollywood to include ArcLight Chicago! Both Hollywood and Chicago will host an upcoming series of award winners and audience favorites from Slamdance 2016. Two films will play in each city every month through 2016, ArcLight Chicago will screen the film series featuring award winners and audience…

2013 Cannes Film Festival Review: All Is lost

All Is Loss: An Individual’s Will to Survive. By Monteque Pope-Le Beau   All Is Loss is a profound and psychological study of an individuals will to survive. It takes only a few minutes to realize that you are not looking at the movie, but a work of art. It’s minimalists style, lack of dialogue…