Lifetime Review: 'The Wrong Valentine'
Emily Marshall (Mariah Robinson) has always been a shy girl, and her father's death has only made her retreat further into schoolwork and history club. With Valentine's Day approaching, the last thing Emily expected was to find a boyfriend. But after meeting new student David Olson (Evan Adams), Emily can't help but be drawn to him. While he may be a little on the overly affectionate side, Emily can relate to his feelings of being an outsider and quickly warms up to her first taste of romance.
Short Film Reviews: Valentine's Day
In these times of great hardship and division, love is needed now more than ever before. So to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021, I decided to take a look at 10 short films focusing on romance and relationships. From endearing love connections to the darker side of February 14th, the works on this list tackle all the complexities that come with romance. So whether you're taken, ready to mingle, or spending this day happily single, here are some short films that you might be interested in watching over a box of chocolates:
Interview With a Lifetime Star: Kate Watson
Trevor Wells: Hello again, Kate! Congrats on your latest movie release and thank you for taking the time to talk with me. The movie I'm talking about, of course, is your newest Lifetime thriller. What can you tell me about filming for Killer Advice?
Lifetime Review: 'Killer Advice'
It all started the night Beth Curtis (Kate Watson) was suddenly attacked by a masked figure while leaving work. While she escapes without injury, the experience leaves the thriving careerwoman wracked by paranoia. After realizing she needs help processing her trauma, Beth turns to therapy and quickly builds a rapport with one Marsha Davies (Meredith Thomas), a seemingly compassionate and supportive woman. With her attacker still on the loose, Beth's sessions with Marsha are initially beneficial to giving her some peace of mind.
Short Film Reviews: Black History Month
Coming out of a year marked by heavy racial conflict and far too many cases of fatal police brutality against people of color, Black History Month 2021 can hopefully act as a time for recuperation while we continue to work towards a better future. And with all that happened in 2020 in mind, now is as good a time as any to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Black individuals. So in the spirit of this month, I present a review list covering 6 short films made by Black filmmakers. Shout-outs go to the folks behind Short of the Week, as their extensive short film catalog makes this review set possible:
Interview With a Lifetime Star: Meredith Thomas
Trevor Wells: Hey Meredith! Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. It's been fun seeing you become a regular part of the Lifetime circuit. But before we get into that, let's go back to the beginning: what first sparked your interest in acting?
Lifetime Review: 'The Evil Twin'
Emily North (Emily Piggford) has finally had enough. After the latest violent outburst from her abusive husband Jared (Jon McLaren), Emily flees from their home and returns to her hometown with her friend Lenah (Cory Lee). But even with a place to stay and a job at Lenah's antique shop, Emily struggles to adjust as she worries that Jared has followed her home. Not helping matters are the strange looks and harsh words being directed at Emily by some townspeople--even though they're all people Emily has never met before in her life.
Lifetime Review: 'The Wrong Prince Charming'
Anna Fortner (Cristine Prosperi) is the in-house counsel and vice president of a real estate agency, and she and her boss Bridget Davis (Vivica A. Fox) are ecstatic over their latest project. Prince Edward of Devonshire (James Nitti) is interested in investing with one of their hotel properties, and if all goes well, it'll be the agency's most lucrative deal yet. Upon meeting Edward and his business associate Liam (Jonathan Stoddard), Anna and Bridget are further convinced things will be smooth sailing. Both men are knowledgeable in business, and as Anna works closely with Edward to finalize their deal, the pair begin an unexpected romance.