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23rd Raindance Film Festival

Raindance 23

by Joanna Orland The 2015 Raindance Film Festival took place September 23rd to October 4th in central London.  Screening over 100 feature films as well as more than 150 shorts, the festival was truly a success in its 23rd year of showcasing emerging filmmakers.  The festival’s ethos is to uncover the latest filmmaking talent, aiming […]

Raindance Film Festival: Strange Weather


Strange Weather Directed by Tom Shrapnel Starring Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel by Joanna Orland In Strange Weather, Wes (Shrapnel) and Jane (Peake) separately bare witness to a bizarre weather phenomenon, leaving them forever changed and mystically drawn together. An ambient and ambiguous piece, Strange Weather is predominantly a director’s showcase rather than a short […]

Raindance Film Festival: And It Was Good


And It Was Good Directed by Graham Chychele Waterston Starring Louis Cancelmi, Jessica Joffe and Sam Waterston by Joanna Orland And It Was Good is an absurdist story of two lovers who reunite, marry and immediately confront the reality of their lives together.  While the performances are excellent and the humour delightful, the magnificence of […]

Addicted to Fresno

Addicted To Fresno

Directed by Jamie Babbit Starring Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Jessica St. Clair, Molly Shannon, Michael Hitchcock, Ron Livingston, Malcolm Barrett, Allison Tolman, Kumail Nanjiani and Clea DuVall In UK Cinemas October 9th, 2015 by Joanna Orland Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne play sisters who find themselves in a bit of a bind after […]

The Intern

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Directed by Nancy Meyers Starring Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo In UK Cinemas October 2nd, 2015 by Richard Hamer There is no question that The Intern is a poor film: an unfunny, overlong comedy with leaden dialogue and stilted acting. What is more up for debate is to what extent this is […]

An Open Secret: Matt Valentinas


by Joanna Orland From director Amy Berg, An Open Secret is a filmic exposé on sexual abuse that is allowed to happen to children within the Hollywood system.  The film’s purpose is not only to raise awareness of the issue, but to provoke industry change.  As the film makes its London debut at this year’s […]

Charlie Tyrell


by Joanna Orland Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell’s short documentary I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! tells the story of cartoonist David Boswell and the comic book anti-hero he created – Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. Nearly thirty years after Boswell created Fleming, the Hollywood movie adaptation still remains in contractual limbo as I […]

Raindance Film Festival: I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!


Directed by Charlie Tyrell Narrated by Jonathan Demme Interviews with Matt Groening, Ed Asner, Dave Thomas and Kevin Pollak by Joanna Orland In 1977, cartoonist David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. Nearly thirty years later, the Hollywood movie adaptation still remains in contractual limbo. Director Charlie Tyrell examines the […]



Directed by Keri Collins Starring Ray Panthaki, Vicky McClure, Adeel Akhtar, Anthony Head and Verne Troyer In UK Cinemas October 2nd, 2015 by Bernie C. Byrnes I’m a fan of British Comedy where the underdog wins out and, quite separately, of the absurd, so I had a good feeling about Convenience (released in UK cinemas […]

The Intern Premiere: Live Stream

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The Premiere of Nancy Meyer’s latest comedy The Intern takes place Sunday September 27th at 6pm in London’s Leicester Square. Those expected to attend include cast members Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, as well as director Nancy Meyers and other special guests. From 6:15-7:00pm BST we will be live streaming all of the action […]