Festivals

Robert De Niro’s ‘Hands of Stone’ Gets Special Cannes Screening

Robert De Niro’s ‘Hands of Stone’ Gets Special Cannes Screening

In a tribute to Robert De Niro, the Cannes Film Festival announced today that it would present a special screening of De Niro’s upcoming film “Hands of Stone.” Per ComingSoon.net, the film, which is directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and produced and distributed by The Weinstein Co., follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the […]

Sam Mendes to Preside Over Venice Film Festival Jury

Sam Mendes to Preside Over Venice Film Festival Jury

Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes has been tapped to preside over the jury for the 73rd Venice Film Festival, it was announced today. Mendes, who won best director for his 1999 film “American Beauty,” was chosen by the Biennale di Venezia board of directors on recommendation by Festival Director Alberto Barbera. His duties will include […]

Tribeca Film Review: Dean (★★★½)

Tribeca Film Review: Dean (★★★½)

Comedian Demetri Martin has tried his hand at acting before, but not only does his debut filmmaking feature Dean show a whole new side of him in that regard, it also puts him forward as a writer and director well worth watching. This is an accomplished, funny, and surprisingly emotional dramedy that sneaks up on […]

Tribeca Film Review: Between Us (★★★½)

Tribeca Film Review: Between Us (★★★½)

The film festival circuit is a pretty standard place to come across relationship dramas, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still find a new and exciting one from time to time. Here at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, I stumbled upon one in Between Us, a layered look at a long term relationship headed […]

Cannes Film Festival Announces Full Jury, Including Kirsten Dunst and Donald Sutherland

The Cannes Film Festival has announced who is joining president George Miller on the jury for the festival, which runs from May 11-22 in France. The following people have been chosen: Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France) Kirsten Dunst (Actress– United States) Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia) Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark) […]

Wrapping Up the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Wrapping Up the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is in the books! 27 movies later, I can begin to wrap up this fest and see what’s what. Frankly, I think the overall slate, in terms of quality, was a step back from previous years, but that’s my line of thinking because I loved both Grandma and Sleeping with […]

Tribeca Film Review: High-Rise (★★)

Tribeca Film Review: High-Rise (★★)

There’s no lack of ambition to be found in Ben Wheatley‘s new project High-Rise, but unfortunately, there isn’t any subtlety either. One of my bigger disappointments this year at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, this is an allegorical drama that just seems way too jumbled. Perhaps there’s something lost in the translation from book to […]

Tribeca Film Festival: Equals (★★★)

Tribeca Film Festival: Equals (★★★)

2016 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Visual language has always been a staple of filmmaker Drake Doremus‘ work, but never has it been quite so apparent as in Equals, playing now at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. At the same time, while this is his most striking movie in terms of its look, it might also be […]

69th Cannes International Film Festival Lineup Announced

69th Cannes International Film Festival Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 69th Cannes International Film Festival was announced this morning in Paris. Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Shane Black, Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Jeff Nichols, Pedro Almodovar, Xavier Dolan, the Dardenne brothers and Paul Verhoeven are just some of the directors who have films showing at the festival. In the out of […]

Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ to Open 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ to Open 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Woody Allen’s latest, “Café Society,” will open the 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes on May 11, it was announced today. The move marks the third time one of Allen’s films has opened the famous French film fest, a festival record. It is also Allen’s fourteenth film to show at Cannes in the Out […]

WonderCon 2016: James Wan terrifies with ‘The Conjuring 2’ and ‘Lights Out’

WonderCon 2016: James Wan terrifies with ‘The Conjuring 2’ and ‘Lights Out’

James Wan has become a WonderCon staple and NewLine/WB love to parade him and his scary films to adoring fans. Wan came to the Con with two projects, The Conjuring 2 and Lights Out, debuting trailers for both and answering questions. Here are the highlights: On the Inspiration for The Conjuring 2 James Wan mentions […]

WonderCon 2016 Preview – James Wan with some ‘Preacher’ Coming

WonderCon 2016 Preview – James Wan with some ‘Preacher’ Coming

WonderCon is almost upon us. For the uninitiated, WonderCon is the smaller convention run by the same folks who put on Comic Con around Easter. It’s a great convention, much more hospitable to fans that the mega event Comic Con is. Yours truly will be at WonderCon, and here are some of the highlights of […]

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates and Trailer for Original Documentary Film ‘Team Foxcatcher’ – Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates and Trailer for Original Documentary Film ‘Team Foxcatcher’ – Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK – The incredible true and tragic story of world champion wrestler David Schultz, the centerpiece of a national wrestling training program, comes to life in the riveting new Netflix original documentary feature, Team Foxcatcher.  The film today announced its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18 ahead of its global […]

32nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Announces World Premiere of ‘The Tiger Hunter’ with Danny Pudi

32nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Announces World Premiere of ‘The Tiger Hunter’ with Danny Pudi

LOS ANGELES   Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece film programs for the upcoming 32nd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) running April 21-28, 2016. This annual film celebration will be presented across Los Angeles from Little Tokyo to Downtown […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Competition Lineup Announced

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Competition Lineup Announced

2016 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® ANNOUNCES US NARRATIVE, INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE, AND DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SELECTIONS, PLUS OUT-OF-COMPETITION VIEWPOINTS FILMS *** Separate categories introduced for American and global Narrative Competition films at 15th Annual TFF, April 13-24 New York, NY [March 2, 2016] – The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the US Narrative, […]

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