Photography Reflects Social Issues of the Times – Transgendered Population

By Stephan Pisko Human beings’ encompass the ‘largest portion of visuality’ the society these creatures’ create has the capacity to influence and change lives’ positively, but on the other side has the volume for depression – suffering and cruelty this must be illuminated meaningfully and honestly through this ‘transparent momentary slice of duration’ displaying an ‘awareness factor’ making human…

“Reach” Is A Film With A Tumultuous Plot Of Troubled Youths

By William Engel Grief, bullying, teen suicide, domestic abuse, homophobia and drug addiction are just a few of the issues incorporated into the tumultuous plot of “Reach”, a heartrending drama about a developing friendship between two troubled youths. The film follows Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), a depressed high schooler who struggles to deal with the…

“Russian Doll” Film Review

By William Engel “Russian Doll” follows Viola Ames (Melanie Brockmann Gaffney), a veteran police detective who’s assigned to investigate the disappearance of a woman who stumbled upon a murder plot behind the scenes of an upcoming play called The Russian Doll. As opening night draws closer and closer, Viola and her partner, EJ (Sarah Hollis)…

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…