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"Weep Not For Roads Untraveled" A Tribute to Chester Bennington

Posted by Leah on 7/24/2017 2:18:30 PM

 *A note: All pictures on this page were taken by me. All except the one of my tattoo were taken in Mansfield, MA in the summer of 2015*       

        On Thursday July 20th news broke that the lead singer of Linkin Park Chester Bennington had died via suicide. While I know I tend to stick to writing about film, this has affected me too much not to write anything about it.
 
        Hybrid Theory: My Linkin Park obsession began in 2000 with the release of Hybrid Theory. To understand why this album struck me the way it did it’s important to understand what was going on with me at...

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Introducing Leah's Indie Film Series @ Soundstage 909!

Posted by Leah on 6/9/2017 12:28:36 PM

        After years of receiving short and feature indie films from filmmakers for review I had a thought: Why not start my own monthly indie film series? I’d seen hundreds of quality indie films, and I knew that the filmmakers are almost always looking for ways to get their films seen-it was a win win.
 
        And so I started planning back in January. There was so much to do! I needed to find films to fill roughly two hours; I needed to interview filmmakers; and update the website to make submissions easier; and decide on an admission price, day of the week and time; I needed to figu...

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Podcast "Zoolaplex" to get Make Over as Animated Series

Posted by Leah on 4/25/2017 10:19:26 AM

        Admittedly I haven't listened to that many podcasts, but they all seem to be roughly about the same:  people talk about something to other people, who they either call, or interview in person, and usually there is very little in the way of audible interest, such as sound effects or music. Sure, the topics are different, but in general there is very little variety as to the sound and technique of them.
   
        That is, until I found Zoolaplex. Zoolaplex is the brain child of voiceover actor Reece Bridger. Each episode features characters Drake, Leanne, Andy, Mike, Caroline, ...

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Vesper

        Psychological thrillers come in many forms. Fight Club, Memento, Inception and Shutter Island are some of my favorite examples. And while all of these films are vastly different from each other, it’s what they have in common that ...

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Next/Door

        As I mentioned in my review of Nathan Suher’s film Scary Little Fuckers, the director is dynamic. Where other directors tend to focus on a single genre or style, Nathan is more diverse, working in a wide variety of genres and styl...

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Night Job

        When I first read the description for the recent film Night Job by J. Antonio, it brought Four Rooms to mind. In Four Rooms the desk manager of a hotel has odd brush-ins with four guests over the course of New Year’s Eve. As in Four Rooms,...

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To Be Alone

        As I mentioned in my reviews of the films Delusion and Here Lies Joe, tackling subjects such as grief and suicide in a film can be exceedingly difficult. After watching the short To Be Alone by Matthew Mahler there’s one phrase that played...

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A Life Not to Follow

        Christopher DiNunzio has been making films since 2009, and over the years he’s written ten films and directed 9. While none of these films have the same plot lines, they all have common threads. They are all looks into people’s da...

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Psychic Murder

        Making it as an artist can be tough. Whether a writer, painter, singer, filmmaker or comedian, most who aspire to make it big never do. You need more than just talent to succeed in these lines of work-you need to be able to connect with yo...

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