Green Book

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...
Fall Festival

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...

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...

Hamptons International Film Festival: ‘Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow’ Continues Our Desire...

This year, NASA commemorates its 60th anniversary as a government agency of the United States. Perhaps that's why we are seeing an influx of...
The Kindergarten Teacher | Maggie Gyllenhaal

Hamptons International Film Festival: A Look at What’s Headed to HIFF 2018

In late August, Clayton crafted an exposé on the ten most important film festivals of the award season. The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) just...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Favourite’ Has Bite Thanks To Olivia Colman’s Menacing Performance

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Yorgos Lanthimos shocked the cinematic world with his darkly comedic film "The Lobster" in 2015 before turning some heads...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Softness of Bodies’ Mines Laughs From Narcissism

The entitled millennial stereotype has been done to death. TV and movies have been littered with trust fund Brooklyn poets with man buns and...

NYFF Film Review: ‘A Faithful Man’ is a Witty Romantic Comedy with a French...

What sounds more like a French film festival outing than a romantic comedy centered around infidelity? In the wrong hands, this movie could have...

Miami Film Festival GEMS Fest Brings International Films to South Florida

With the festival season firmly underway, there are a lot of films to check out in the coming weeks. Right now, the world is...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Ray & Liz’ is a Punishing Experience

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Oppressively sad cinema can bring about some incredibly strong emotions. Mainly when the filmmaker is depicting painful moments from...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ is a Curiosity for a...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Admitting that the feeling of being able to say to the nearest cinephile that you just saw the newest...

AFI Fest 2018: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ to Open Festival, ‘Mary Queen of...

"On the Basis of Sex" will open the 2018 AFI Film Festival. The film tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who would eventually go...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Happy as Lazzaro’ Looks at Class Disparity With a Slow Burn

Neorealism is an acquired taste, film wise. For some, it is among the heights of cinema. For others, it can be a slog to...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘All About Nina’ is All About Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Comedians often times wring laughter from the fundamental truths they experience in their own lives. What makes Nina, the central character in Eva Vives’...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Solace’ Brings Fresh Eye and Little Else to Coming of...

Coming of age tales are overdone in independent cinema. It takes great skill to transcend the cliched genre. Plenty of first-time directors make their...

LA Film Festival Review: Kate Nash Documentary Underestimates the Story

2018 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Documentaries about famous living artists are trickier to pull off than one might think. There’s a tightrope one must...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘hillbilly’ Brings New Color to the Appalachian Community

We all have an idea of what a hillbilly is. Nearly a century of representation has built indelible images of a barefoot child on...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Mamacita’ Presents a Surprising Look at Eccentric Matriarch

Who wouldn’t want a movie made about their own life? When Jose Pablo Estrada Torrescano goes to study film abroad, his fiery grandma, known...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Making Montgomery Clift’ Presents a Fresh Look at the Classic...

2018 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Montgomery Clift was a rare movie star. His beauty was only eclipsed by his talent. The actor received four...

NYFF Film Review: ‘In My Room’ Puts The Last Man On Earth At Ease

Storytellers have long had a fascination with the end of the world. In particular, there's an obsession with what it means as a new...

Animation Is Film Festival Releases Lineup Including ‘Mirai’ from GKIDS

While the Fall is often defined by the festival circuit, the time between NYFF and AFI seems to belong to releases at the theater. However, one...

NYFF Film Review: ‘American Dharma’ Puts Steve Bannon in the Spotlight

It's impossible to find someone with any knowledge of who Steve Bannon is that doesn't have a strong opinion one way or the other....

NYFF Film Review: ‘Wildlife’ Gets the Best out of Carey Mulligan and Ed Oxenbould

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Directorial debuts have not had such an assurance in framing and messaging as we see in Paul Dano's highly...
Green Book

People’s Choice Award Goes to ‘Green Book’ At TIFF

Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival handed out its annual awards. Of special note each year is their Audience Award. Known as the...
Fall Festival

TIFF Film Review: ‘Widows’ Is a Bold, Taut Thriller Featuring One of the Year’s...

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The enigma of trust and loyalty is on full display with Steve McQueen’s fragrantly luscious new film “Widows.”  Boasting...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Halloween’ Revitalizes the Iconic Franchise with Jamie Lee Curtis In Tow

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: David Gordon Green breathes new life into one of the horror genres most iconic characters Michael Myers with his...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Ben is Back’ Encompasses Two Stories that Fail to Compliment One...

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It’s rarer than people think that a film would feel like two separate stories in one.  Such is the...

Queer Girl Friday: Queer TIFF News, LGBTQIA+ Emmy Nominees and Winners So Far

I'm Selina, Awards Circuit's queer Girl Friday for everything LGBTQIA+ in TV and film! We're just days away from the 2018 Primetime Emmys, where...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Adds ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘Mid90s’ and More

Fantastic Fest has shown that it's going to become a strong festival for genre films this year. It's already booked some horror films, including the...

A24 Picks Up Claire Denis English Debut ‘High Life’ Starring Robert Pattinson

A24 loves to work with strong filmmakers and they've proven it over the years. From Great Gerwig to Barry Jenkins, the studio loves to bring up new...

TIFF: ‘Green Book’ Reviews are Strong; Ali and Mortensen Get Oscar Buzz

There's no doubt that "Green Book" has piqued the interests of many pundits. The dual leads of Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali continue to be two...

TIFF 2018: Natalie Portman Vehicle ‘Vox Lux’ Acquired by NEON

Last year, a little studio called NEON made its mark on the Oscar field in a big way. The studio quickly made headway in 2017, grabbing...

Fox 2000 Moves Up ‘The Hate U Give’ Release Date Two Weeks Earlier

With awards season officially underway as the first batch of fall festivals wind down, many studios have some important decisions to make. Some films...

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