“Olympic Dreams” – Interview with Jeremy Teicher

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 4th, 2020 - Interviews

“Sometimes it was overwhelming in all the best of ways. There was just so much possibility. When you’re just in the zone and in there with your camera, you have to take the opportunity to trust your eye as a filmmaker.”
– Olympic Dreams director Jeremy Teicher

“Sometimes it was overwhelming in all the best of ways. There was just so much possibility. When you’re just in the zone and in there with your camera, you have to take the opportunity to trust your eye as a filmmaker.”
– Olympic Dreams director Jeremy Teicher

Olympic Dreams (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 14th, 2020 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

The first narrative feature to be allowed to shoot inside the Olympic Athletes Village, Olympic Dreams is a strong, emotionally-pure indie drama that took my breath away.

The first narrative feature to be allowed to shoot inside the Olympic Athletes Village, Olympic Dreams is a strong, emotionally-pure indie drama that took my breath away.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 14th, 2020 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is more than a historical romance. It is more than a feminist drama drawing a metaphorical line from the distant past to the here and now.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is more than a historical romance. It is more than a feminist drama drawing a metaphorical line from the distant past to the here and now.

Little Women (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 23rd, 2019 - Movie Reviews

This Little Women kept me on my toes, and even though I’ve read Alcott’s novel multiple times and have watched Armstrong’s sublime adaptation on numerous occasions, I still felt like I was experiencing this tale for the first time while watching Gerwig’s film.

This Little Women kept me on my toes, and even though I’ve read Alcott’s novel multiple times and have watched Armstrong’s sublime adaptation on numerous occasions, I still felt like I was experiencing this tale for the first time while watching Gerwig’s film.

Queen & Slim (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 27th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Queen & Slim is a nightmare romantic thriller ripped straight out of today’s headlines

Queen & Slim is a nightmare romantic thriller ripped straight out of today’s headlines

Last Christmas (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 8th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Last Christmas has the potential to make a lasting imprint with a lot of viewers, and even if my heart wasn’t always into it that doesn’t mean I’m ready to dismiss the film entirely.

Last Christmas has the potential to make a lasting imprint with a lot of viewers, and even if my heart wasn’t always into it that doesn’t mean I’m ready to dismiss the film entirely.

Playing with Fire (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 8th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

While I didn’t like Playing with Fire the kids in the audience did. Maybe that’s enough.

While I didn’t like Playing with Fire the kids in the audience did. Maybe that’s enough.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 17th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

I had a great time watching Maleficent: Mistress of Evil come to such vibrant, colorfully intoxicating life, and as magic tricks go this is one moribund franchise I’m glad to say has risen from the ashes of its predecessor and found fiery new life as its own, captivatingly idiosyncratic animal.

I had a great time watching Maleficent: Mistress of Evil come to such vibrant, colorfully intoxicating life, and as magic tricks go this is one moribund franchise I’m glad to say has risen from the ashes of its predecessor and found fiery new life as its own, captivatingly idiosyncratic animal.

Endless Love (1981) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 24th, 2019 - Blu-ray and DVD

Outside of its Academy Award-nominated theme song (beautifully sung by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross), I will never understand the enduring appeal of 1981’s Endless Love. It is an anemic adaptation of Scott Spencer’s novel, and in my opinion is arguably the worst motion picture the great Franco Zeffirelli ever directed.

Outside of its Academy Award-nominated theme song (beautifully sung by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross), I will never understand the enduring appeal of 1981’s Endless Love. It is an anemic adaptation of Scott Spencer’s novel, and in my opinion is arguably the worst motion picture the great Franco Zeffirelli ever directed.

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