Sundance Review: ‘Gaza’ Is an Essential Documentary about the People Forsaken by the World

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Documentaries can be a powerful vehicle for change, providing the voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. "Gaza" is...

2019 Miami Film Festival Lineup – Documentary ‘This Changes Everything’ To Open Festival

Today, the Miami Film Festival lineup was unveiled for the 2019 festival. The festival runs two film festivals each year, one in the Spring...

Culture Circuit: Latinos & Film – A Sundance Film Festival Perspective

The Sundance Film Festival is known for championing eclectic, independent work from artists around the world. Given their specific diversity-driven initiatives of years past,...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Wounds’ Is a Painful Viewing Experience

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Every festival has its hits and misses and Babak Anvari's new film, "Wounds," is, unfortunately, a miss. Armie Hammer stars as...

Sundance Film Review: Everyone Wins in ‘Fighting with My Family’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: One of the more unusual inclusions in the Sundance lineup this year was a mysterious Surprise Screening that appeared on...

Sundance Film Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor Inspires With Directorial Debut in ‘The Boy Who Harnessed...

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: In the current era of actors moving behind the camera, some are more ready than others. Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his...

Sundance Film Review: Dan Gilroy’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is Weird, Twisted, and Too Good to...

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Whatever you think you know about "Velvet Buzzsaw," you don't. This is a film that can't be described. It simply...

Sundance Film Review: Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson Match Wits in Witty ‘Late Night’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The variety of the television landscape charts a more inclusive course in the new film, "Late Night." Emma Thompson stars as...

Sundance Film Review: Awkwafina Shows Her Dramatic Side in ‘The Farewell’

Coming off a stellar breakthrough year with two major comedic roles, actress Awkwafina steps into a very different project with the family drama, "The...

Top 10: Most Anticipated Films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

While we are in the midst of Awards Season 2018, the Sundance Film Festival is here to take us into 2019. More than 120...

Foreign Language Oscar Contenders Share Insights at Palm Springs International Film Festival

As is tradition, the Palm Springs International Film Festival hosted the Eyes on the Prize: Foreign Language Oscar Directors Discussion with the filmmakers behind...

Jennifer Kent’s Venice-Winner ‘The Nightingale’ Picked Up by IFC Films Ahead of Sundance Premiere

Upon its premiere at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, “The Nightingale,” Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut “The Babadook,” received positive...

Jordan Peele’s Highly Anticipated ‘Us’ to Kick-Off 2019 SXSW Film Festival

South by Southwest (SXSW)—the Austin-based event comprised of a conference and festivals (music and film)—has announced today that Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated “Us,” the...

2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces First Slate of Films

Earlier this week, we received the first entries for the 2019 Slamdance film festival. Even though we are fully in Oscar season, movies are...

‘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 Review: ‘Rafiki’ Is an Urgent Story that Avoids Feeling Rushed

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Sometimes a film comes along that is so pure with its intentions it forces you to take notice. Banned in...

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 Film Review: Susanne Bier’s ‘Bird Box’ Is an Intense, Family Focused Horror...

The horror genre goes through phases, where certain tropes are in and others are out. In 2018, the family-focused horror/drama is in. Susanne Bier's...

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...

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...

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