Movie magic on a mini budget: Single mom living in a quiet community on the Hudson River has all her routines disturbed by the arrival of an environmentalist doing research on Hydraulic Fracking. Just like in Frozen River, Melissa Leo gives another phenomenal performance as “Fay,” with great back up from Josh Hamilton (as “Becket”), as… Continue reading BOTTLED UP


Two women, one white (Melissa Leo) and one Native American (Misty Upham), form an unlikely bond in perilous circumstances, smuggling illegal immigrants across the frozen St. Lawrence River in the dead of winter.  Filmmaker Courtney Hunt’s first feature won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.  The Hot Pink Pen agrees: Frozen… Continue reading FROZEN RIVER