Karen Benardello

Karen Benardello
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As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.

Fly Me to the Moon: Scarlett and Channing’s Chemistry Soars

©Courtesy of Focus Features Certain historical events leave such an significant impact on society’s trajectory that some people choose to believe they were faked to satisfy a political agenda. That immediately happened when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission 55…

‘UnPrisoned’: Exclusive Video Interview with Creator Tracy McMillan and Actress Jordyn McIntosh

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. People’s pursuit of a fresh start can often be at odds with others’ recollection of their past decisions and struggles. Their journey for change can also be hindered by society’s perceived notion of how successful they should be at the current stage in their…

Agent Recon: Exclusive Interview with Writer-Director Derek Ting

©Courtesy of Quiver Distribution Genre films around the world have overcome their stigma of being mindless entertainment in recent years. They have increasingly been garnering critical acclaim and box office success for their ability to serve as a unifying force amongst cultures, rather than a source of division. The new sci-fi action movie, Agent Recon,…

Paramount Global and Skydance Media Agree on Merge Deal

Paramount Global parent company National Amusements and Skydance Media have agreed to merge less than a month after they previously ended deal talks, CBS News is reporting. Paramount, the owner of Paramount Pictures movie and television studios, along with the CBS television network and CBS News, announced the news yesterday. Skydance, an entertainment business founded…

Brad Pitt’s F1 Movie Reveals Official Trailer, Title and Poster

©Brad Pitt in ‘F1’ poster. APPLE TV+ Brad Pitt is hitting the track in the first-look poster for his upcoming Formula 1 movie. Apple Original Films, the studio behind the motorsports drama, also announced the feature’s title will be F1, in a post on X/Twitter. The studio also share the trailer of the movie at the…

‘UnPrisoned’: Exclusive Video Interview with Actors Marque Richardson & Faly Rakotohavana

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. Exclusive Video Interview with Actor Marque Richardson Even the seemingly most successful career-driven professionals may not have a clear path of where they wish to lead their personal lives. That’s certainly true for Kerry Washington’s protagonist of Paige Alexander, a family and marriage therapist…

Kill : Exclusive Video Interview with Actor Lakshya and Writer/Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

Check out more of CinemaDaily US’ video interviews on our YouTube channel Lakshya : In 2015, Lakshya made his acting debut with television series Warrior High. He went on to play Yuvraj Madhav Shekhawat/Krish in the &TV series Adhuri Kahaani Hamari (2015–2016). After doing an episode in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Lakshya was cast in…

Tribeca Festival: Interview with Directors Kelly Anderson and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg on Emergent City

©Courtesy of Tribeca Festival Assigning the responsibility to shape the evolution and future of an already built environment in a thriving, bustling city has long served as an existential crisis. The way people work within – and outside of – existing systems to try to strengthen and protect a specific neighborhood is the driving force…

Tribeca Festival: Interview with Director Tiffany Paulsen on Winter Spring Summer or Fall

Minimalistic, but incredibly nuanced, long scenes that allow the protagonists to fearlessly simmer in their authentic, genuine emotions are the pinnacle of the romantic drama movie genre. Up-and-coming filmmaker, Tiffany Paulsen, who’s known for writing such Emma Roberts-starring romance features as About Fate and Holidate, is fulfilling her dream of helming such a project with…

The Watchers: Ishana Night Shyamalan’s Visionary Feature Debut

©New Line Cinema Mirrors are superficially meant to reflect how people are physically presented to the world. However, they ultimately serve as a way for the outside world to put those steered by their emotions, including vanity, on display to be judged by others, especially those they don’t intimately know. Up-and-coming genre auteur, Ishana Night…