‘The Imitation Game’ Review

By Lydia Lucas This review was originally published October 23, 2014 as part of The Reel Deal’s 2014 Heartland Film Festival Coverage.     If you’ve never heard of Alan Turing you’re not alone. Turing is not a name spoken in most history classrooms. He is not remembered as a famous pioneer in British history. And the filmmakers and creators of The Imitation Game have set out to … Continue reading ‘The Imitation Game’ Review

The Reel Deal Heartland Picks

By Eli Ralston Our coverage of the Heartland Film Festival has come to an end. The Reel Deal writers thought is was only right to take a look back at some of our favorite films from the festival. We have truly enjoyed covering this festival filled of powerful and thought-provoking films and we can’t wait to cover the festival next year. If you are interested … Continue reading The Reel Deal Heartland Picks

‘Produce’ Heartland Film Festival Q&A

By Isaac Whatley Another successful night at the Heartland Film Festival was marked by the appearance of Actor David DeSanctis and Producer Milan Chakraborty at their new film, and Heartland Feature, Produce. This heartwarming film tells the story of a young man with down syndrome named Produce who befriends a retried Major League baseball player. Fans of the film could feel the heartwarming nature of … Continue reading ‘Produce’ Heartland Film Festival Q&A

‘Belle and Sebastian’ Heartland Film Festival Q&A

By Eli Ralston After the United States premiere of the French film Belle and Sebastian at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival, screenwriters Fabien Suarez and Juliette Sales treated the audience to a Q&A session about the film and discussed working with children and dogs, how much of the film was CGI, and the possibility of a sequel. Check out the entire Q&A after the jump, and … Continue reading ‘Belle and Sebastian’ Heartland Film Festival Q&A

‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ Review

By Eli Ralston After three different attempts to try and see A Thousand Times Good Night, I was finally able to get a ticket to the final sold out showing at the Heartland Film Festival, and it was well worth the wait.      A Thousand Times Good Night follows the story of Rebecca (Juliette Binoche), a conflict photographer who puts herself in very dangerous situations in … Continue reading ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ Review

‘Becoming Bulletproof’ Review

By Jeff Rhodes When I volunteered to see this film I had no idea what to expect. I had not seen the trailer or heard anything about it. When I finally researched what it was, it did peak my interest. Still, I’m not the biggest fan of documentaries and there are only a handful of them that I truly in enjoy. I am glad to … Continue reading ‘Becoming Bulletproof’ Review