Welcome to filmvivant! I’m Noelle, a recent graduate of a Shakespearean master’s program, which means both that I studied Shakespeare and felt as though I was living in one of his plays. I am currently based in Seattle. This site exists because movies and the discussion surrounding them are important to me. Prepare for film criticism, reviews of reviews, and the occasional unrelated passionate rant. You can read more of my movie, theatre, and television reviews at my old blog Noelle’s Nook. I have also written a book on the civil rights movement The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact. Check it out! It’s a brief overview of an important moment in American history.