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.

Ordinary Angels: Interview with Producer Jon Berg

Photo by Lionsgate – © Lionsgate People overcoming their differences to selflessly help the greater good of their community shows their true integrity. The new drama, Ordinary Angels, is an inspirational retelling of a true story about the Schmitt family, which relies on the help of their neighbors in order to save their young sick daughter….

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Outlaw Posse: Interview with Writer/Director Mario Van Peebles and Actor Mandela Van Peebles

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Ordinary Angels: Interview with Director/Producer Jon Gunn

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‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Movie May be Shelved Forever by Warner Bros.

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Sundance Review / Girls State: Gender Inequality in Politics Drives Doc Sequel

Taking the reins of representational government is a vital journey for all women in political leadership roles. But that campaign is especially essential for female students who are determined to improve gender equality in the present and future. The seven main girls who are fighting such disparity in the new documentary, Girls State, are confronting…

Sundance Review / Black Box Diaries: Shiori Ito Leads a Brave Fight for Female Justice

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