‘This Is Spinal Tap’ and ‘Reality Bites’ To Receive Tribute Screenings at 2019 Tribeca...

It's time to turn it up to eleven at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. "This Is Spinal Tap" continues to hold the belt for the greatest musical...

AFI Fest 2018 Highlights and Award Winners

As another year of AFI Fest closes, the 2018 festival circuit winds down too. For eight days, filmmakers and fans descended upon Hollywood Boulevard...

AFI Film Fest Review: ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Bathes East Los Angeles in Baffling...

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: David Robert Mitchell's second feature, “It Follows,” serves as an allegory on the fear surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. Transitioning from...

AFI Fest Review: ‘Everybody Knows’ Is A Bland Thriller With Dark Family Ties

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Two-time Oscar champ for "Best Foreign Language Film" (the award itself goes to the respective country), Asghar Farhadi has crafted...

AFI Fest Film Review: ‘Her Smell’ Reeks Of Overcooked Pretension

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Alex Ross Perry's “Her Smell” is unrelenting in its depiction of a fictional punk star's imminent “rock bottom.” The inevitable...

Film Review: ‘Relaxer’ Could Not Be More Uncomfortable

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: How far will someone go for a bet? “Relaxer” pushes all bounds of taste as it hurls its protagonist into...

Film Review: There’s Nothing Great About ‘The Great Pretenders’

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: “The Great Pretenders” fails at every genre it pretends to be. As a romance, it never makes you believe its...

Film Review: ‘Shoplifters’ Is Guaranteed To Steal Your Heart

AFI Film Festival (2018): No genre touches all my emotions quite like the “unconventional family that adopts a child” narrative. While squarely falling into...

AFI Fest Film Review: ‘Vox Lux’ Puts On An Ambitious Show With A Voltage...

Director Brady Corbet plunges into a vat of unprocessed trauma with “Vox Lux,” a commanding character study that merges fame with unspeakable atrocity. Raffey...
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WATCH: New York Comic Con Recap: Hollywood Gets Its Geek On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU8h1akoPD0 In the past, if someone mentioned New York Comic Con, it would conjure visions of legions of fans dressed up as comic book characters....

Indie Memphis 2018 Film Festival Announces Awards and Honors Including James Laxton

Local film festivals can take on a very different identity than major gatherings like New York Film Festival or Telluride. Rather than focus on the biggest...

Film Independent to End the LA Film Festival After 18-Year-Run

It's not often that a festival closes up shop immediately after it concluded. Yet that is the case with the LA Film Festival, hosted...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘A Private War’ Puts Rosamund Pike’s Best Attributes Front and Center

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: The narrative feature debut of Matthew Heineman, acclaimed and brilliant documentary filmmaker of "City of Ghosts" and "Cartel Land," shines...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Shows the Advantages of Privilege in...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: A peek inside the world of a very unlikable figure, Marielle Heller's "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" paints the appropriate...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘What They Had’ is Driven Home by Robert Forster’s Stand Out...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: A look at any family in a film must be compelling enough to hold its audience's attention.  Thankfully, Elizabeth Chomko's...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’ Packs Laughs and Tears with Career Best Turns...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: The phrase "movie magic" has been tossed around for decades but I can't think of a more perfect recent example than...

Miami Film Festival GEMS Day 2: ‘Capernaum’ Wins the Audience Award; “Woman at War”...

The second day of Miami Film Festival GEMS brought the opportunity to see two personal favorites of the festival. For Oscar, "Capernaum" could become...

Miami GEMS Film Fest Day 1: Foreign Films ‘Burning,’ ‘Cold War’ and ‘El Ángel’

While the Miami International Film Festival continues to draw an audience in the Spring each year. However, they host a smaller festival focusing on Foreign...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Cold War’ Finds Its Strength in Joanna Kulig’s Fiercely Felt Portrayal

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Appropriately titled due to its cloudy and distant nature, Pawel Pawlikowski's deeply involved "Cold War" ventures off into an...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Private Life’ Charms with Kathryn Hahn Magnetizing

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Tamara Jenkins highlights the use of awkwardness as a compelling narrative tool with her richly felt "Private Life." Handling...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is a Thematically Charged Anthology Showcasing...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: In the offbeat, quirky nature of all Coen Brothers outings, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" has the life and...

‘The Hate U Give’ Wins Audience Award at Hamptons International Film Festival

Read the Press Release: East Hampton, NY (October 9, 2018) – The Hamptons International Film Festival today announced their audience awards for the 26th edition...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Roma’ Is an Evocative, Uplifting View of Humanity

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: The beauty of life is hard to recreate, even in a film that uses moving pictures.  Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón...

The 26th Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Their Winners

Another film festival on the rise is the Hamptons International Film Festival. The festival just concluded it's 26th festival on Monday. Early that day, they announced...

NYFF Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Echoes in the Chamber of Cinema...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: If there was a film walking into the theater of Walter Reade, and later tonight at the Apollo, with...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Mid90s’ is a Lived In Directorial Debut From Jonah Hill

We've reached a point in time where the 1990's as a setting represents material for a period piece. That makes me feel old, but...

Hamptons International Film Festival: Day Four Takes a Closer Look at the Foreign Language...

When I plotted my schedule for what I would see at the Hamptons International Film Festival, I strategically positioned day four - my final...

INTERVIEW: Filmmakers Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon talk ‘Making Montgomery Clift’

Family legacies run deep. Certainly this is true of celebrity families as well. Often times, a star’s persona focuses on one tragic detail or...

NYFF Film Review: Robert Pattinson Provides Compelling Work in the Confounding ‘High Life’

There are times in Claire Denis' new movie "High Life" that it's almost impossible to know what's on her mind. At other times, the...
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Hampton International Film Festival: Day Three Includes ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Ben is Back,’...

Since the release of their schedule, day three of the festivities here at the Hampton International Film Festival had been the one earmarked as...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Ash is Purest White’ is a Robust Examination of Love and...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: This reviewer has not experienced too much of Chinese cinema, except for some of the more mainstream highlights over...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Non-Fiction’ Lives In Its Ensemble and Its Simplicity

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Charm and satire are wonderfully intertwined in Olivier Assayas' cleverly constructed foreign piece "Non-Fiction."  Assembling a thunderous cast that...
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Hampton International Film Festival: Day Two Includes ‘Non Fiction,’ ‘Border,’ and ‘Widows’

Day two of the Hamptons International Film Festival started with an incredibly savory breakfast, courtesy of The Hedges Inn, a picturesque and plush locale...

Hampton International Film Festival: Day One Includes Flights and Maggie Gyllenhaal

The 26th annual Hampton International Film Festival kicked off this Thursday evening, although I guess you could say it started Wednesday night for me,...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes’ Details His Fear...

The dumpster fire that is the modern political discourse can be directly linked to the rise of Roger Ailes. The former Fox News chairman...