Author Archives: Directed By Bex

About Directed By Bex

Becky Blizard (or Becky Mezz as she is often called) cannot be defined in any sort of neatly packaged way. Becky is a beauty pageant contestant turned ballerina turned musician turned actor turned filmmaker/photographer turned adult figure skater and hockey player. A Baltimore native, she has lived in Prague, the Czech Republic, Cairo, Egypt and Washington, DC. In her free time, Becky can be found obsessing over Korean and British TV shows, learning new jumps on the ice, or yelling at a hockey game like a disappointed mother. Follow her on Instagram (@asdirectedbybecky) or Twitter (@DirectedByBecky).

Different Perspectives: Televised Sports in the U.K.

by Becky Mezzanotte Recently, I found myself in a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland called Tron. It was here that I would actually experience media in the U.K. as my friends and I gathered in around a table to watch the … Continue reading

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Television: The BBC’s Sherlock

(Editor’s Note:  For those who follow the series closely, the following post contains spoilers.) by Becky Mezzanotte The first of January marked an exciting day for those who follow the BBC’s Sherlock and who live in the U.K. The first … Continue reading

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Making Way for More American Films in China

by Becky Mezzanotte Could Avatar have contributed to the reopening of the Chinese market for American films? According to an article that I just saw move its way across my Twitter feed from The Hollywood Reporter, the answer is “yes.” … Continue reading

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Film: BAFTA & The Artist

by Becky Mezzanotte While many of my friends spent Sunday night watching the Grammys, I was the odd ball out. Curled up on my couch after returning from the movies (once again seeing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), I tuned into … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Woman in Black

by Becky Mezzanotte Three young girls, dressed in Victorian clothing, sit on the floor of an attic having tea with their dolls. The music is sparse like that of an old music box, the lighting is cold and the shots, … Continue reading

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