Sarasota Film Festival Day 3: Winners Announced in Narrative Feature and Other Competitions

2019 SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL: On Saturday night, the 21st annual Sarasota Film Festival's Closing Night Ceremony helped bring the festivities to a wrap at...

Sarasota Film Festival Day 2: Narrative Feature Competition Concludes With ‘Too Late to Die...

2019 SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL: The Sarasota Film Festival is very well ran and put together organization. The mood here is very laid back, as...

Sarasota Film Festival Day 1: Narrative Feature Competition Begins With ‘In Fabric,’ ‘The Third...

2019 SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL: The 21st annual Sarasota Film Festival has been underway since April 5, opening with Avi Belkins' doc, "Mike Wallace is...

Film Review: ‘Little’ Brings Big Laughs to an Uneven Story

Sometimes, even when a story doesn't quite come together, it all still works. The new film "Little" is a perfect example. Often laugh-out-loud funny,...

Film Review: ‘Sauvage’ Is a Striking Tale of Unrequited Queer Love

The trope of the "hooker with a heart of gold" has become such a mainstay in cinema that ardent cinephiles and casual movie fans...

Film Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Is as Bleak and Murky as a Maine Swamp

"Sometimes dead is better." That iconic refrain has been part of every phase of marketing for the new adaptation of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary."...

Film Review: ‘Shazam!’ Has the Heart of a True Hero

Finally! The DC Extended Universe has been largely a mess since Warner Bros. rushed to copy the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whereas...

Film Review: ‘Peterloo’ Looks at History with Mike Leigh’s Visual Sensations

The British may have defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, but all was not well back home. In the years that followed, unrest...

Film Review: ‘Working Woman’ Carefully Navigates the Pitfalls of the Patriarchy

It's been almost two years since the #MeToo movement exploded as a major cultural movement in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Unsurprisingly,...

Film Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Takes You on a Wonderful and Hopeful Journey

With cities and urbanization rapidly expanding across the globe, life on a farm feels as quaint as ever. As Americans, we move from the...

Film Review: ‘Alice’ is a Journey of a Woman Taking Charge of Her Life

Alice has always been the kind of woman that follows the rules. On the surface, she leads an enviable life. She has an adoring...

SXSW Review: ‘The Beach Bum’ Is Why We Don’t Do Drugs

SXSW Film Festival: There is such a thing as too much weed, and the proof is in Harmony Korine's new stoner flick, "The Beach...

Film Review: ‘Yardie’ Is a Predictable Gangster Drama

From "Get Out" to "A Star is Born", there seems to be an increasing trend of actors making successful transitions to directing. Making an...

SXSW Review: Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson Make Texas Proud in ‘The Highwaymen’

SXSW Film Festival: The Texas Rangers are a source of deep pride to every Texan. And so the Paramount Theater in Austin was the...

SXSW Review: Good Girls Make Their Own Kind of Fun in ‘Booksmart’

SXSW Film Festival: Olivia Wilde brought her directorial debut, "Booksmart," to SXSW and the crowds rejoiced. After decades of raunchy teen comedies focused on...

Miami Film Festival 2019: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Sings a Violent, Traumatic, and Relevant...

Miami Film Festival 2019: Walking through the rainforests of Tasmania, the sounds of creatures, man, and insects echo through the treetops. A young woman...

Film Review: In ‘Memory – The Origins of Alien,’ Philippe Crafts a Film Essay...

Forty years ago, "Alien" became a resounding response to the beauty of "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Unlike those films,...

Miami Film Festival 2019: ‘Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana’ Is Best When It...

Miami Film Festival 2019: The name Errol Flynn resonates among moviegoers, even though many have never seen one of his films. The actor was...

Film Review: ‘3 Faces’ Poignantly Investigates Iranian Art and Culture

As is typical of his filmography, Jafar Panahi's "3 Faces" begins without a "based on a true story" disclaimer. This latest effort from the...

Miami Film Festival 2019: ‘The Silence of Others’ Seeks Justice in Post-Franco Spain

Miami Film Festival 2019: Throughout history, dictators and their followers have fallen. It is always a matter of time, but some last much longer than...

Miami Film Festival 2019: ‘Chasing the Thunder’ Slows Down a Hundred Day Chase For...

Miami Film Festival 2019 - Fighting for the natural world has become a rallying cry for a rising generation. Today, young activists may cite...

Film Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is the Hero We’ve Been Waiting For

Lady Marvel fans, rejoice! Not only does the MCU finally welcome its first solo heroine, but "Captain Marvel" is, in fact, the best Avenger...

Miami Film Festival 2019: ‘The Weight of Water’ Displays a Grueling Physical Feat

Miami Film Festival 2019 – Some of the most intense and emotional documentaries of the last decade have focused on sports. In the wake...

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Gully’ Has Style But Little Substance

2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: We will likely never see an adaptation of the video game "Grand Theft Auto." In a roundabout way, "Gully" is...

Miami Film Festival: ‘Los Reyes’ Features Two Dogs, Drug Use, and Adolescence Lost

2019 MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: The idea of following around two dogs in a skatepark seems like it would make for a fun short. However, directors Bettina...

Film Review: ‘Greta’ Is a Bland Throwback to the 90s Thriller

Once a staple of 90s horror/thriller cinema, the stalker subgenre takes an unfortunate step backward in Neil Jordan's new film, "Greta." Chloë Grace Moretz is...

Film Review: ‘Apollo 11’ Illuminates With Fast Pacing and Suspense

Our fascination with space never ends. Even 50 years later, we are still acquiring new footage from the historic 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing....

Film Review: Frances-Anne Solomon Delivers a Stirring Tribute to a Caribbean ‘Hero’

Early in Frances Anne Solomon's "Hero: Inspired by The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross," Nicola Cross - daughter of the film's...

Film Review: ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Is a Worthy Addition to the New Era of...

Romantic comedy is a genre that practically begs to be lovingly mocked, and Rebel Wilson is the right woman for the job. Wilson stars in...

Film Review: All The Oscar-Nominated Shorts (Animated, Documentary, and Live Action)

The shorts never get enough respect. That's literally true this Oscars year as the Live Action Shorts category is one of four that is...

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Disappearance of My Mother’ Is A Touching Documentary Of Life,...

2019 Sundance Film Festival:  At the apogee of her beauty, Italian model Benedetta Barzini arguably had no equal. She appeared repeatedly on the cover...

Sundance Film Review: Lupita Nyong’o is a Ray of Sunshine in ‘Little Monsters’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: One of the most unexpected delights of this year's festival came in the form of the Australian zombie flick, "Little...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Showcases Zac Efron as Ted...

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The fascination with serial killers is undeniable. Movies, television series, heck, even entire networks are devoted to the matter. But,...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ is a Prescription for Oscar Gold

2019 Sundance Film Festival: The most known thing about Dr. Ruth Westheimer is that she is a sex therapist. That also happens to be...

Sundance Film Review: Alice Waddington Breathes Life into Familiar Tropes in ‘Paradise Hills’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Alice Waddington brought her feature film debut, "Paradise Hills," to the mountains of Park City. Premiering in the Next section...

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