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Author: Justina Bonilla

A film enthusiast, with a passion for classic, musical, cult, and horror films. Justina is also a freelance writer and blogger.
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El Vampiro: 65th Anniversary Interview with Film Historian Dr. David Wilt

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with Dr. David Wilt about the Mexican horror film El Vampiro in commemoration of its 65th anniversary.

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Zoot Suit: Interview with Writer/Director Luis Valdez

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with Luis Valdez about his film Zoot Suit as well as his experience being a Latino writer and director.

Interview

Interview: 80th Birthday Celebration with Julie Corman

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla interviews Julie Corman on the occasion of her 80th birthday about her career as an independent film producer.

Horror

Interview: Film Historian David J. Skal 70th Birthday Celebration with Frankenstein

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla interviews film historian David J. Skal on the occasion of his 70th birthday about Universal Pictures’ Frankenstein.

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Eli Roth 50th Birthday Celebration: Hostel

In anticipation of Eli Roth’s 50th birthday, Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla explores Hostel’s treatment of Latino identity through Jay Hernandez’s character Paxton.

Documentary

Con Su Pluma En Su Mano: The Ballad of Gustavo Arellano: Interview with Brendan Bubion

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla interviews director Brendan Bubion about his new documentary Con Su Pluma en Tu Mano: The Ballad of Gustavo Arellano.

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To Sir, With Love: Sidney Poitier (1927-2022)

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla reflects on the life and career of the one and only Sidney Poitier.

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Saturday the 14th: Interview with Producer Julie Corman

In this extensive interview, Julie shares with us the responsibilities of producing, her memories of Saturday the 14th, and her inspirations for filmmaking.

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Later Days: Interview with co-director and co-writer Sandy Sternshein

Later Days, the upcoming independent comedy film, features local film teacher Sandy Sternshein as a co-director and co-scriptwriter alongside Brad Riddell.

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History of Horror

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla interviews Eli Roth’s History of Horror show runner Kurt Sayenga about his work on the AMC documentary series.

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6 Must-See Denzel Washington Performances

In anticipation of our upcoming screenings of Malcolm X, Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla shares her list of 6 must-see Denzel Washington performances.

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Justina Bonilla’s Top 10 Favorite Richard Donner Productions

In tribute to the late, great Richard Donner, Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla shares her 10 favorite films and television episodes directed by him.

Interviews

The Decline of Western Civilization: 40th Anniversary Interview with Penelope Spheeris

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with director Penelope Spheeris on the eve of the 40th anniversary of her groundbreaking punk documentary The Decline of Western Civilization.

Film Criticism

Top 10 A Nightmare on Elm Street Death Scenes

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla catalogues the 10 best kills from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series.

AAPI

AAPI Heritage Month: Oscar Pioneers

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla lists the various Asian American and Pacific Islander talents to be awarded and nominated throughout Oscar history.