Dear Evan Hansen won the Tony for best Broadway musical in 2017, but the movie version has come in for more than its share of negative reviews and internet mocking, with particular vitriol aimed at its star, Ben Platt. Is the hatred deserved? In a word, no. I’ll take the haters on, point by point. 

ZERO GRAVITY Cracks the Code Review by Maribeth Thueson, NRFTW Contributor It’s easy to get depressed about the state of the world, but see Zero Gravity and you’ll feel a good deal more optimistic. The documentary follows a  diverse group of bright middle-school students as they participate in a summer program that teaches them how to write code for … Continue reading ZERO GRAVITY Cracks the Code

Episode 918: Movie Reviews: Judas and the Black Messiah, the little things, Tenet On this episode film critic William J. Hammon and host Jason Godbey review the films on HBO Max: Judas and the Black Messiah, the little things, and Tenet. For our last movie review episode, click here. For more film festival news, interviews, and movie reviews, follow us here or subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Breaking Through – American Desert

Review by William J. Hammon, Serving as an Opening Night feature of this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival, American Desert acts as something of a living record of art and a metaphor for the process behind its own creation. A bare-bones, micro-budget project more than five years in the making, the film itself stands as … Continue reading Breaking Through – American Desert

Guy Walks Into a Bar-THE OAK ROOM (2021) Review by Robert Rosado @Robby_Horror “I’ve got a story for you,” a provocative invitation that can yield many disparate outcomes and consequences. It is typically meant to include the listener in a humorous anecdote, or for telling tales out of school. But in Cody Calahan’s sinister thriller, The Oak Room, it is the hook … Continue reading Guy Walks Into a Bar-THE OAK ROOM (2021)

The Needle Revolution-DOPE IS DEATH

Protests, armored car heists, revolutionaries, fugitives on the run from the FBI all sound like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, but they are all part of Dope Is Death, a documentary about the young men and women who brought healthcare to an underserved community in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

Episode 822: NRFTW Reviews Rebecca, Ava & Borat 2 Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions On this week's episode William Hammon of and host Jason Godbey review the recent Rebecca remake, Ava- starring Jessica Chastain, and Borat 2- starring Sasha Baron Cohen. Follow us here for new episodes every Wednesday as well as updates and movie reviews or … Continue reading Episode 822: NRFTW Reviews Rebecca, Ava & Borat 2