Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Julia Swift Attends NYC and LA Film Events

Julia Swift, assistant professor of Filmmaking, travelled to New York City on Nov. 9 for the Netflix premiere of Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). A little more than a week later, she flew out to LA for the premiere of Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes.” Swift brought along Champlain College alumni on both trips.

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SWIFT AT THE BOX OFFICE: “ABOMINABLE”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift is back with another mychamplainvalley.com movie review. This time she reviewed the 2019 film “Abominable” by Jill Culton. Continue reading

Swift at the Box Office: Champlain Emmy Winners!

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift returned to mychamplainvalley.com on April 26—but this time, she wasn’t reviewing a movie. Swift highlighted the many student Emmy winners and honorees from Champlain College. Swift highlighted fiction films from Danielle Hazelton and Nick Robinson, who both brought home Emmys in their respective categories. […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Transit”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift is back with another movie review from mychamplainvalley.com. This time, she is reviewing the 2018 film “Transit” by Christian Petzold. The film is based off of a German novel from 1942 about a man named Georg, who assumes the identity of a dead writer […]

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Swift at the Box Office from Bulgaria: “Butterflies”

Official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com—this time from Bulgaria!—to discuss the new film “Butterflies” by Tolga Karacelik. The film, which is Turkish, was screened at the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria where Swift was in attendance. “Butterflies” made Swift “laugh so hard [she] cried,” she […]

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Swift at the Box Office: Oscar Nominations

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. In this review from Feb. 22, Swift makes her Oscar winner predictions. She stressed how important the Oscars are for movie fans who are looking for lesser-known films to watch, like Björn Runge’s “The Wife”, and […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Isn’t it Romantic”

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. On Feb. 15, Swift reviewed “Isn’t it Romantic”—a new comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth. Swift enjoyed the humor of “Isn’t it Romantic”, which Rebel Wilson produced, but felt that the director […]

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Swift At the Box Office: “The Favourite”

Rotten Tomatoes critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another film review. On Jan. 30, Swift reviewed “The Favourite”, an Oscar frontrunner with ten nominations. While Swift enjoyed the cinematography and more technical aspects of the film, she stated that the directing and writing left more to be desired. […]

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At The Box Office: Black Panther Movie Review

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has been reviewing movies weekly for mychamplainvalley.com. On Feb. 16 Swift reviewed the new Marvel movie, Black Panther. Though she disagreed with calling the film “groundbreaking,” Swift acknowledged the importance of a superhero movie which celebrates African culture and heritage. She called it “an important piece of cinematic history.” The […]

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Champlain Professor Julia Swift Reviews A Florida Project

My Champlain Valley, powered by Local 22 and Local 44, presents weekly movie reviews by Champlain College professor of filmmaking Julia Swift. Swift has been reviewing movies for months on the station’s segment, “At the Box Office.” On Nov. 24, she reviewed what she called her “favorite movie in the past two years.” A Florida […]

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