Definitely Follow – INFLUENCER at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

There’s a certain joy in rooting for the bad guy in a movie. A truly great villain can win you over in a number of ways, be it strong characterization, a sadistic glee in their methods, or a logic in their actions that surprises the viewer by making an odd sort of sense. That’s what I got from Influencer. Writer-director Kurtis David Harder crafts a relatively simple but massively fun bit of modern horror thanks in large part to his focus on a truly compelling baddie that will earn your respect, and perhaps even outright admiration.


Episode 1209: Soho International Film Festival 2022 Part II

On this episode we bring you our continued "no rest for the fest" coverage of 13th Annual Soho International Film Festival. Featuring interviews with: Anthony Robert Grasso, Diane Harrington, Maren Lavelle, Matt Steiner, Nick Ronan, Erica Camarano, Stephen Michael Simon, Max Gardner, Michael Ien Cohen, and the festival's Executive Director, Sibyl Santiago.

Episode 1208: Soho International Film Festival 2022

On this episode we take you to the red carpet of the 13th Annual Soho International Film Festival. Featuring interviews with: Diana Cossa, Kate Forsatz, Chad L. Coleman, Ben Myers, Cheryl Allison, Alejandro Montoya Marin, John Kaler, Marissa Ghavami, Frank Harts, Elise Finnerty, Estelle Gerard Parks, Lauren Sowa, Massimo Soto, Libe Barer, Miranda Khan, Baylee Toney, Myles Clohessy.

New York Film Festival Shorts

In Tiger Strike Red Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria explores the relationship between Western art, history, and the legacy of colonialism. Four young people of color cavort through London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, talking in echoey voice-overs about how their interpretation of the meaning of various objects in the collection is different from the traditional Western view. Al-Maria throws in everything from Boudicca to the East Indian Company to British army “redcoats,” juxtaposing them with film snippets of pop culture from A Man Called Horse to Red Dwarf to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to make her point, which is that the truth of history depends on who you’re talking to.

Episode 1207: Natalie Metzger

On this episode director Natalie Metzger talks about her short film, Sleep Study which is now streaming as part of HULU's Bite Size Halloween. The Spirit Award nominated filmmaker was discovered by 20th Digital, the company behind the Bite Size Halloween series, when they saw her sci-fi short, Immortal.

Katra Film Series Ushers in the Fall Season with Groundbreaking Films

The award-winning Katra Film Series returns for its fall iteration tomorrow night. The four-day festival runs from Tuesday, October 11th to the 14th at Regal Cinemas Union Square in Manhattan and BKLYN Commons. This festival is a hybrid format featuring a grand total of 44 multicultural, eye-opening, and socially significant selections from underrepresented voices across various genres.

Soho International Film Festival Comes Home

Last Thursday, the Soho International Film Festival returned to the Village East by Angelika to celebrate its 13th year. The opening night kicked off with a filmmaker soiree, and the audience was treated to the premiere of The Redeemer directed by Myles Clohessy and starring Baylee Toney.

EPISODE 1206: Fall Film Festival Update 2022

On this episode, we'll recap this year's Greenpoint Film Festival including an interview with the festival director, Anthony Argento. We'll also take you to the red carpet of New Faces New Voices with interviews with the filmmakers and festival founder, Anthony Argento. We'll also update you on the upcoming Soho International Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and NYC Web Fest.