Abe Friedtanzer

Abe Friedtanzer
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Abe Friedtanzer is a film and TV enthusiast who spent most of the past fifteen years in New York City. He has been the editor of MoviesWithAbe.com and TVwithAbe.com since 2007, and has been predicting the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards since he was allowed to stay up late enough to watch them. He has attended numerous film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, and is a contributing writer for The Film Experience, Awards Radar, and AwardsWatch.
Abe Friedtanzer is a film and TV enthusiast who spent most of the past fifteen years in New York City. He has been the editor of MoviesWithAbe.com and TVwithAbe.com since 2007, and has been predicting the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards since he was allowed to stay up late enough to watch them. He has attended numerous film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, and is a contributing writer for The Film Experience, Awards Radar, and AwardsWatch.

SXSW Review – The Scary Truth of ‘How to Build a Truth Engine’

It’s hard to know what’s true anymore. Universal access to information has not always been the gift it should have been, since it’s possible for an image or video that’s either entirely false or simply miscaptioned to reach millions of eyes and ears in a matter of seconds before any correction can be made. Perhaps…

SXSW Review – Grand Jury Prize Winner ‘Bob Trevino Likes It’

Not everyone is meant to be a parent. Children, on the other hand, don’t have any choice in the matter, and there can be very toxic relationships and dynamics that develop when a parent makes their child feel as if they owe them something for all they had to give up in order to raise…

SXSW Review – Finding Love in ‘A Nice Indian Boy’

Who doesn’t want to find the perfect person to spend their life with and have a dream wedding? That desire can be complicated by factors like family and cultural traditions, which may not, for instance, be nearly as accepting of two men getting married as they are of a groom kissing his bride. A Nice…

SXSW Review – ‘Backspot’ Shows the Side Effects of Success

The world of competitive sports is filled with extremely motivated people and a great deal of pressure to succeed. Those two elements can combine to create a toxic, unhealthy environment in which the safety and mental well-being of athletes is not adequately considered and monitored. Playing sports while in high school can increase that tension…

Actress Susan Park on SXSW Pilot Lucy & Sara

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. Actress Susan Park, best known for her performances in television series like Fargo, Vice Principals, Snowpiercer, and High Desert, makes her directorial debut with Lucy & Sara, an offbeat TV series screening in the Independent TV Pilot Competition at the SXSW Film & TV…

SXSW Review – ‘The Hobby’ Celebrates Board Games

Games are fun to play, but not everyone approaches them with the same mindset. What can be a mandatory family activity or a great way to relax for some can be the most serious of activities for those who devote extraordinary amounts of time to learning rules and honing their skills in board game play….

SXSW Review – ‘My Sextortion Diary’: One Woman’s Fight Back

The threat of public embarrassment is a tremendous motivator, one that can be exploited by nefarious actors to exert control over others. Evolving technology has made the potential for obtaining and distributing personal and potentially damaging information much easier and more dangerous. The playfully-titled My Sextortion Diary takes audiences through the saga of one woman’s…

Oscar Predictions: Here’s How to Win Your Oscar Pool

The 96th Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday, March 10th. Many of the 23 categories have definite frontrunners, while others are ripe for surprises. Read below for our take on who will – and should – win each of those races, and use these picks to beat everyone else you know! Best Picture…

‘Shōgun’ is an Enthralling Japanese Historical Epic

It’s impossible to truly know what life was like and how people actually behaved hundreds of years ago. There are written records, paintings and then photographs, and, in more recent years, gradually more available video evidence so that those in the present day can perceive a moderately insightful look into the past. Imagining the first…

Exclusive Interview: Noora Niasari & Zar Amir Ebrahimi on ‘Shayda’

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. Shayda made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival just over one year ago and took home the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. It was then selected as Australia’s official Oscar entry for the Best International Feature race. This was…