Film Review- Mom and Dad (2018)

My review of MOM AND DAD over at Jumpcut Online Year: 2018 Directed by: Brian Taylor Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur WRITTEN BY JESSICA PEÑA As parents, you’re supposed to protect and care for your children, right? Sign their permission slips, feed them, make sure they make curfew, and one day… Continue reading Film Review- Mom and Dad (2018)


Film Review- A Quiet Place (2018)

My review of A QUIET PLACE over at Jumpcut Online. Year: 2018 Directed by: John Krasinski Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Written by Jessica Peña Silence can truly be deafening. Even in a packed theater, it’s daunting how a small sound becomes amplified in the absence of others. Sound is the… Continue reading Film Review- A Quiet Place (2018)

Film Review – Peter Rabbit (2018)

My review of PETER RABBIT over at Jumpcut Online.
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Year: 2018
Directed by: Will Gluck
Starring: Rose Byrne, James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie

Written by Jessica Peña

With an obsession for the cheap laugh and dull dialogue, ‘Peter Rabbit’ fails to capture a lasting impression of a moral lesson. The film is adapted from ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, the children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, which were later adapted into an animated series on the BBC network as ‘The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends’. The story of the peculiar, blue jacket-wearing rabbit has blended itself into British history as a best-selling classic. There’s a comfortable joy in the way the stories taught readers how to dream beyond our own boundaries and take a leap into new adventure. Peter’s treks into Mr. McGregor’s garden boasted an innocent curiosity in his little rabbit world. Heck, the stories even made eating vegetables…

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Short Film Review – Heroin(e) (2017)

With an overdose rate ten times the national average, Huntington, West Virginia has become the forefront of an overwhelming and serious opioid crisis. The Oscar-nominated documentary short, Heroin(e), touches the delicate subject of drug addiction, and more specifically, the city's huge overdose problem. We see what it's like to resuscitate those who've fallen deep into… Continue reading Short Film Review – Heroin(e) (2017)

Online Film & Television Association Announces 2017 Film Award Winners

The Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) have announced their winners for the best in film from this past year. Below you'll find the full list of nominations and those who came on top in bold. BEST PICTURE Get Out Lady Bird The Shape of Water Call Me by Your Name Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,… Continue reading Online Film & Television Association Announces 2017 Film Award Winners

Eggs and Soldiers (2016)- Interview with Director Imelda O’Reilly

Imelda O'Reilly is an award winning filmmaker from Kildare, Ireland and she fully translates her homegrown stories and personal endearments to her work in film. Her short film Eggs and Soldiers (2016) places family values and first generation tradition on the forefront of its narrative. Ned (Deema Aitken) is the 17 year-old son to a… Continue reading Eggs and Soldiers (2016)- Interview with Director Imelda O’Reilly

Online Film & Television Association Announces 2017 Film Award Noms

The nominations for the 22nd Annual OFTA Film awards were announced on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Best Picture nominee The Shape of Water led the field of nominees with 19, tying Titanic for third highest nomination count in history and the highest nomination count in over a decade (Dreamgirls claimed 21 nominations in 2006). Guillermo… Continue reading Online Film & Television Association Announces 2017 Film Award Noms