JSS Movie Minute Podcast: “Black Widow” Review & James Faust of DIFF Interview

Black Widow Podcast

Still not sure if you want to see Black Widow in the theater or stream it at home? Julie has a review for you! She and Rebekah Black also discuss HBO‘s new series White Lotus and break down expectations of Disney‘s Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt. Julie then talks to James Faust about the Dallas International Film Festival and the future of indie films (like the much-anticipated Coda) in a post-Covid, streaming world. They wrap it all up with the new Anthony Bourdain documentary Roadrunner, which hits theaters July 16th. Listen below or wherever you find podcasts!

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BLOG: Is It Bad Luck or Stupidity? (aka “Farting In Front of Blythe Danner”)

I’ve had a remarkable string of bad luck this week. Sure, we all have the occasional stubbed toe or traffic jam, but when the bad incidents string themselves together over several days you’re left wondering, “What is the DEAL?”

Fortunately, nothing REALLY bad has happened (hope I didn’t just jinx myself) but I’ve broken my favorite lasagna pan, stomped on my cat, ruined dinner, gotten lost in the woods (see previous blog) and had a TV movie-segment (that I was PUMPED about) get canceled. Just last night, I showed up for a movie screening a whole week early. Even worse, I had friends driving in from McKinney to join me. When I got home from that last fiasco, I said to my husband, “Well, this doesn’t bode well for my interview tomorrow.” Continue reading →

MOVIE REVIEW: “I’ll See You In My Dreams” & Blythe Danner at the DIFF!

Emmy and Tony winning actress Blythe Danner is coming to town!

She will be at the Dallas International Film Festival’s Opening Night on April 9th, where she will accept The Dallas Star Award. Blythe is known to many as Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, which is too bad because she was a great actress before she ever became a mom. Danner starred in Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides long before she made any of those Focker movies, and who can forget her run as Will’s mom on Will & Grace?

Blythe will also attend a screening of her latest film I’ll See You In My Dreams on DIFF’S Opening Night. Continue reading →