Category Archives: Movie Reviews

November 18

LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE Opens Friday, November 25th in NYC – Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Sundance and TIFF Award Winner – December 2nd Expansion to LA/Chicago and other markets

Presents      A Surreal, Genre-Bending, Reality-Twisting, Multi-Award Winning Tribute to Filipino Action CinemaWritten and Directed by Martika Ramirez EscobarStarring Sheila Francisco, Bong Cabrera, Rocky Salumbides and Anthony FalconWINNERAmplify Voices Award – 2022 Toronto International Film FestivalSpecial Jury Prize for Innovative Spirit – 2022 Sundance Film FestivalSpecial Jury Mention, Narrative Feature – 2022 LA Asian Pacific […]

October 12

Mill Valley Film Festival World Premiere of Extraordinary Documentary Feature Film “Finding Her Beat”

It is well past the time to allow women to take center stage in the arts. For thousands of years women have been locked out of Taiko drumming. Not anymore, now thousands of groups perform throughout North America and worldwide. In the dead of a Minnesota winter right before the world shut down for a […]

October 07

PIGGY | Opening Day | Exclusive Alamo Drafthouse

PRESENTS *** Winner of Best Picture in Horror at Fantastic Fest *** OPENING EXCLUSIVELY AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMAS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 IN ADDITIONAL THEATERS AND VIDEO-ON-DEMAND STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14   A FILM BY CARLOTA PEREDA  “A BLOOD-CURDLING STANDOUT.”– Justin Chang/LOS ANGELES TIMES “A STRIKING PSYCHOLOGICAL SLASHER.”– Guy Lodge/VARIETY “GALÁN IS A POWERHOUSE.”– Josh Hurtado/SCREEN […]

September 26

AVAILABLE NOW: A24’s Pearl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Tyler Bates & Timothy Williams

A24 MUSIC RELEASES PEARL ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK WITH MUSIC BY TYLER BATES & TIMOTHY WILLIAMS ON MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS Los Angeles, CA) – A24 Music is excited to announce the release of the Pearl Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Tyler Bates & Timothy Williams, listen here. The 19-track album is available now, and on major digital platforms.  With only six weeks to […]

September 23

Day#2 Of TIFF-Fri.,Sept.9th,2022

Our first stop for the day was to view the film Beauty And The Bloodshed. FILMMAKER LAURA POITRAS CHRONICLES THE LIFE AND WORK OF FAMED ARTIST NAN GOLDIN, INCLUDING HER PROTESTS AGAINST THE SACKLER FAMILY AND THEIR COMPANY PURDUE PHARMA, MAKER OF OXYCONTIN. The majority of people who’ve been affected directly or indecently by drug […]

September 23

Day#5 Of TIFF -Mon.,Sept.12th,2022

TIFF22-The Whale-September 12, 9 am Intense drama with  Moby Dick metaphors and a powerful performance by Brendan Fraser, winner of the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance, as the reclusive self-destructive and ill 600 pound Charlie seeking redemption from his angry estranged daughter. The film evolves as the health of the self-isolating online writing instructor Charlie (Fraser) […]

September 23

Day#6 Of TIFF-Tues.,Sept.13th,2022

We were off to our first screener of the morning at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. TIFF22-Raymond and Ray 2 dysfunctional half-brothers’ (starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor) journey to their long-estranged abusive but libidinous father’s funeral full of shocking surprises. The divorced Raymond (McGregor) convinces his half-brother, Ray (Hawke), former musician and addict, despite despising […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans

Set in post-World War II Arizona, The Fabelmans follows Sammy Fabelman from age seven to eighteen, as he discovers his love of film and discovering a shattering family secret. Gabriel LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver plays the central role of Sammy in the Steven Spielberg film. Mitzi Fabelman shares her son’s love for the arts, as she’s […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – The Return of Tanya Tucker

After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a comeback and a tour to resurrect her career. THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER follows Tanya’s interesting, […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – HUNT-From Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae

Hunt is a exciting shoot ’em up and brawler action movie, with undertones of an espionage mystery. The directorial debut from  Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae, who also stars, is set during the 1980’s as tensions between North and South Korea mount. In South Korea, government agents are attempting to expose the identity of a mole nicknamed […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – Moonage Daydream, a Tribute to David Bowie

Director Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream is his new film tribute to David Bowie. The filmmaker was granted unprecedented access to Bowie’s personal archives, combing through roughly millions of video footage, photography, and visual art that Bowie created over the years—and piecing them into a fragmented narrative. It took years to film this unconventional documentary. The […]

September 21

TIFF 2022 – While We Watched

The film by Vinay Shukla is a powerful and new must see: WHILE WE WATCHED, shows a sense of hope in a uncertain time for journalists and media. WHILE WE WATCHED is documentary about broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar of India’s NDTV, and a newsroom drama that showcases what it’s like being an Indian TV personnel, with the film […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues

Drawing on Louis Armstrong’s audio diaries, documentarian Sacha Jenkins (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men) revisits the music and reappraises the politics of the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer. Louis Armstrong had kept recorded audio diaries of himself that reveal a different side of his personality than the showman on camera. Those tapes play a […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Maya and the Waves

In Maya and the Wave, we follow Maya Gabeira on a quest to break a world surfing record in the Portuguese town of Nazaré, known for its amazing waves. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful countries and the art of surfing. A two thumbs up to the videographer. Filmmaker Stephanie Johnes […]

September 19

The 11 Days And Nights Of TIFF 2022

TIFF22-Paris Memories- Poignant film of the beauty that can arise from tragedy. Paris, the city of light, known for its beauty in its architecture, art and culture, has had its violent tragedies. In director Alice Winocour’s Paris Memories, Mia’s (Virginie Efira) brilliant performance highlights the strength of the human spirit, despite traumatic memories. Surrounded by […]