Category Archives: Movie Reviews

November 25

CLEMENT VIRGO TO DIRECT  ‘BLACK CYCLONE’, A New Feature Drama About The Remarkable Life And Career Of The Bicycle Racer “Major” Taylor.

FEATURE DRAMA ABOUT LEGENDARY CYCLIST ‘MAJOR’ TAYLOR MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE Multiple award winning director, Clement Virgo (The Book of Negroes, Billions, The Get Down, Lie with Me, Poor Boy’s Game), will direct Black Cyclone, a new feature drama about the remarkable life and career of the bicycle racer “Major” Taylor. Inspired by the remarkable […]

November 23

STREAMING THANKSGIVING WEEK – ‘IN CASE OF EMERGENCY’ award-winning documentary on emergency nurses has re-release WED. NOV. 24TH by KINO LORBER

STREAMING FREE FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY FROM KINO LORBER WINNER – GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY 2021 United Nations Association Film Festival WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD The Boston Globe’s 2020 GlobeDocs Film Festival WINNER – ROTARY OF THE CHAGRIN VALLEY SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD 2020 Chagrin Film Festival ‘IN CASE OF EMERGENCY’ TIMELY DOCUMENTARY ON EMERGENCY NURSES […]

November 12

FILMOCRACY FEST 2021 Returns for Second Annual Outing With Hybrid Digital and In-Person Program in Los Angeles, Nationwide December 9-12

FILMOCRACY FEST 2021 Returns for Second Annual Outing With Hybrid Digital and In-Person Program Event Unspools December 9-12 in Los Angeles and Nationwide Special Presentations and Documentary Sections Announced https://festival.filmocracy.com/filmfest2/ Los Angeles, CA (November 11, 2021)—Filmocracy, the world’s premiere digital screening, distribution and experience platform, has announced it will reprise its groundbreaking Film Festival. Their […]

November 09

Opens on Nov. 11 :: SMALL TIME, starring Audrey Grace Marshall (The Flight Attendant) in her first film

SMALL TIME, Executive produced by Oren Moverman (The Messenger), it is the story of a child making her way thru a difficult life amongst broken adults battling opiod addiction. Her story is that of so many who are forgotten in our society. As Emma, Audrey Grace Marshall’s feature debut showcases the talent that made her […]

November 03

SNAKEHEAD: A RIVETING FILM BASED ON REAL LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY’S CHINATOWN

Written by Deborah Lau-Yu Images: Courtesy of Brian Yang, Producer Director Evan Jackson Leong has been working on this project for almost a decade. He has been interviewed before on this topic which is fascinating just for this story alone. (Most of our current generation cannot hold our attention span for more than ten minutes […]

November 01

Theatrical Release of Dennis Hopper’s Controversial Masterpiece OUT OF THE BLUE (40th Anniversary)

U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE NEW 4K RESTORATION  OF DENNIS HOPPER’S CONTROVERSIAL MASTERPIECE OUT OF THE BLUE   TIMED TO 40TH ANNIVERSARY Opening At New York City’s Metrograph starting Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Presented by Chloë Sevigny & Natasha Lyonne   Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. “Thumbs Up! Bitter, unforgettable. An unsung […]

October 27

ImagineNative Media and Arts Festival 2021 Virtual Toronto

By Sally Warburton ImagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous films. And it was back for a second virtual year October 19 – 24, 2021. Lots of Indigenous films from all over the world including two which BK screened virtually Solo el Mar Nos Separe and Tote Abuelo The film title says in Spanish Solo […]

October 20

Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive Launches New Digital Film Archive – Making Israel’s Audiovisual History More Accessible Than Ever

Opens the cinematic treasures to the public worldwide, allowing a rare glimpse into tens of thousands of titles, from 1896 to present day The institution, home to one of the world’s great arthouse cinemas and annual Jerusalem Film Festival, invested $10 million in a digital revolution to bring massive archive of artistic and historical films – narrative […]

October 15

The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts Announce Finalists for $35,000 Grant Initiative. Six film projects highlighting stories of people, places, and paths to accessing the outdoors invited to participate in Nature Access pitch event at DOC NYCNew York, NY

IF/THEN SHORTS & THE REDFORD CENTER ANNOUNCE NATURE ACCESS SHORT FILM FINALISTS Six film projects highlighting stories of people, places, and paths to accessing the outdoors invited to participate in Nature Access pitch event at DOC NYCNew York, NY — The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts, announced today the finalists for the inaugural IF/Then x The […]

October 13

NOW PLAYING IN NYC AT CINEMA VILLAGE; NATIONAL VIRTUAL CINEMA EVENT 11/10 ACCLAIMED NEW FILM ON THE SCIENCE BEHIND PSYCHEDELICS, CONSCIOUSNESS, & HEALING

From Area23a distributor of Fantastic Fungiand Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me comes… AWARD-WINNING & CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FEATUREAWARE:GLIMPSES OFCONSCIOUSNESS “ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING.”– Bradley Gibson, Film Threat “Science and spirituality join forces in the mindful if heavily meditative documentary, Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness.”“Consciousness-elevating food for thought.”– Michael Rechtschaffen, Los Angeles Times “IT’S A REMARKABLE FILM.”“The documentary Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness is a heady experience – dare […]

October 13

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE MAYA SARFATY‘S AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY-LOVE IT WAS NOT IN THEATERS STARTING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT QUAD CINEMA IN NEW YORK CITY

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE MAYA SARFATY‘S AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY LOVE IT WAS NOT IN THEATERS STARTING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5AT QUAD CINEMA IN NEW YORK CITY The impossible and tragic love story between Helena Citron, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and the Austrian SS officer Franz Wunsch Featuring incredible eyewitness testimony, the film is based on Sarfaty’s 2016 Student Academy Award-winning short The […]

October 11

OPENS THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 IN LOS ANGELES AT LAEMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER AND MORE CITIES + HOLDING IN NYC AT FILM FORUM

“Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, which takes its title from her second album, is in tune with the haunting poetics of her work.”“The documentary’s…interviews with friends, bandmates, exes and her daughter, Abralyn (Abbe) Baird offer first-person recollections that are vivid and, in their quiet way, emotionally charged… Holds a crucial place in preserving her work…above all […]

September 26

Julia @ TIFF 2021

Directed by: Julie Cohen and Betsy West, “Julia” presented a portrait of Julia Child, whose cookbooks and TV shows revolutionized American cuisine.Julia Child was a pinoneer of the 20th century. Born in 1912, she defied expectations for women of her time by travelling abroad, mastering French cuisine, and then, in her fifties, becoming a celebrity […]

September 22

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s LABYRINTH OF CINEMA@The Metrograph in New York on October 20 and in Los Angeles@The Lumiere Cinema-October 29 (co-presented by Acropolis Cinema)&VANCOUVER-Friday, October 30@Vancity Theater(At VIFF Centre)with a nationwide theatrical release to follow.

LABYRINTH OF CINEMA Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi (House)Cast: Takuro Atsuki, Takahito Hosoyamada, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Rei Yoshida, Riko Narumi, Hirona Yamazaki, Takako Tokiwa  LABYRINTH OF CINEMA will be released at The Metrograph in New York on October 20 and in Los Angeles at The Lumiere Cinema on October 29 (co-presented by Acropolis Cinema) with a nationwide theatrical release to follow. […]

September 22

Jockey @TIFF 2021

Aging jockey Jackson Silva (Clifton Collins Jr.) is forced to come to terms with the limitations of his body’s deterioration from years of working through injuries, struggling to train for the final championship of his career. Longtime trainer and sometime friend Ruth (Molly Parker) lends a sympathetic ear and a sought-after horse to increase his […]