press

“Anna Margaret Hollyman … has a lovable screen presence.”
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“Effortlessly engaging … this is a small film and knows exactly how to be a small film. Like many New Yorker short stories, its purpose is to strike a particular note and allow it to reverberate.”
–  Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES 

“True to its title, the film is small, beautiful and moving.”
–  Matt Singer, TIME OUT CHICAGO
Critics Pick! 

“Small Beautifully Moving Parts is a tiny sweet gem … effortless in its merging of 21st-Century techie stuff and that most basic of beta systems: our own hearts.”
–  Joe Neumaier, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

NEW YORK MAGAZINE Critics Pick!
“A well-observed little indie that goes off in pleasantly unexpected directions.”

“The filmmakers and Hollyman create such an endearing character.”
– Ian Buckwalter, NPR

“Leaves a smile on your face and leaves you wanting more.”
– David Noh, FILM JOURNAL

“A wonderful film.”
– E. Nina Rothe, HUFFINGTON POST

“Unmistakably human in its warmth, an indie road movie that runs like clockwork.”
– Stephen Saito, IFC.com

“By turns precise and elliptical, like a meticulously crafted short story.”
– Joe Leydon, VARIETY

“[Anna Margaret Hollyman gives] a wonderfully natural breakout performance.”
– Farihah Zaman, HUFFINGTON POST

“Full of quietly beautiful moments.” – Nathan Cone, TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO

“Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson have given me exactly what I want from a drama about women: smart characters who aren’t restrained by stereotypes … with a sense of humor.”
– Jette Kernion, CINEMATICAL

“An excellent, poetic little movie, beautifully anchored by Anna Margaret Hollyman’s lead performance.” – Paul Osborne, FILM THREAT

“Winningly played…”
– Mark Asch, THE L MAGAZINE 

[An] original and fresh approach to character, story and theme – including the idea that technology may reveal our deepest selves and express our ambivalent human need for connection as much as control ….”
– Doron Weber, THE ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION

DVD Review, Rock! Shock! Pop!, 10/22/12

Phoenix Observer, 9/30/12

DVD Review, DVD Talk 9/25/12

DVD Review, Film Monthly 9/18/12

Feature in Ohio University Post 9/10/12

DVD Review, Book Room Reviews 9/9/12 

DVD Review, CriticNic 8/28/12

Review in Chicago Tribune 6/1/12

Review in Time Out Chicago 5/31/12

Review by Roger Ebert 5/30/12

Review in New York Daily News 5/11/12

Review on NPR 5/11/12

Interview on indieWIRE Women in Hollywood 5/11/12

Feature in MORE magazine 5/10/11

Feature in Huffington Post 5/10/12

Review in Film Journal 5/10/12

Interview in The Moveable Fest 5/10/12

Inclusion in New York Times Summer Movie Preview by Dave Kehr 5/6/12

Exclusive Stills Posted on Film School Rejects 5/3/12

Review on GotchaMovies 5/2/12

Mini review in Winston-Salem Journal 4/12/12

Mention in Film Threat blog covering Phoenix Film Festival 4/1/12

Interview in Galo online magazine 12/14/11

Feature in Perspectives Magazine, Ohio University 11/2/11

Review in The Portland Mercury 10/27/11

Sloan Feature Film Prize announced on indieWIRE 10/12/11

Review in Variety 4/2/11

Anna Margaret Hollyman performance given strong nod from Huffington Post
3/31/11

Review on AOL moviefone / Cinematical 3/23/11

Review in Bitch Magazine 3/23/11

On-camera review on Lost in Reviews 3/22/11

Interview on Texas Public Radio 3/21/11

“Casting Review” of SBMP on Film Industry Bloggers 3/16

Review on Film Threat 3/17/11

Review on The L Magazine 3/17/11

Interview with Anna Margaret Hollyman in The Austinist 3/14/11

Review on Smells Like Screen Spirit 3/14/11

SBMP on local NBC affiliate KXAN 3/15

SBMP mentioned in tech article in The New York Times 3/16

Interview with Howell and Robinson in Filmmaker Magazine 3/16/11

Review on Gordon and the Whale 3/15/11

Review on IFC.COM 3/14/11

Live interview on IFC.com 3/11/11

SBMP mentioned as a “Movie to Look For” at SXSW in MSN Movies 3/9/11

“Interview with Howell & Robinson” by Efilmcritic 3/9/11

“Meet the SXSW Filmmakers” Interview with Howell & Robinson in indieWIRE 3/8/11

SBMP trailer featured on Hollywood Reporter Blog 2/16/11

Howell & Robinson as Women to Watch in Sound on Sight Blog 2/22/11

SXSW line up in Paste Magazine 2/3/11

SXSW line up in Variety 2/2/11

SXSW in The New York Times 2/2/11

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