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Joanne Russell

Joanne Russell

Film Studies graduate from Queen's University Belfast. Producer of an award-winning short film 'Days Gone By.' And currently running a film review blog (mydoanne.blogspot.co.uk).
Film Studies graduate from Queen's University Belfast. Producer of an award-winning short film 'Days Gone By.' And currently running a film review blog (mydoanne.blogspot.co.uk).


Articles by Joanne Russell

“The Stanford Prison Experiment” sets the bar high for indie filmmaking

By Joanne Russell June 13, 2016

This biographical drama/thriller is one of the most engaging and unexpected stories told through film. I could not wait to research the events behind the basis of The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), as it is based on a real-life psychology department study conducted at California’s Stanford University in August 1971. The experiment’s goals and methods […]

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a charmless mess

By Joanne Russell June 1, 2016

It’s not worth your time, argues Joanne Russell. “Alice in Wonderland” was the remake we thought would be bad, but were pleasantly surprised with. However “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is unfortunately the opposite. It seems contradictory to criticize a picture based on the works of Lewis Carroll for being too unrealistic. More specifically, it’s […]

Sci-Fi London Film Festival kicks off with “Capsule”

By Joanne Russell May 3, 2016

A hopeful beginning to a great film festival backing the independent sci-fi genre. I had high hopes for the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. In its sweet 16th year of running, it is incredibly heartwarming how the independent film industry is being supported in a big way. With sponsors like Canon, Audible and Adobe backing the […]

“The Jungle Book” is immersive and enchanting

By Joanne Russell April 21, 2016

After all the build-up, The Jungle Book will hopefully be an incredible representation of what to expect from the next Disney live action remakes. The original The Jungle Book (1967) is one of the classic Disney staples that everyone has seen or knows of. A man-cub named Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from […]

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