Category Archives: Movie Reviews

May 09

Hot Docs 2022- “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” and “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks – Tues., May 3rd,2022

Tuesday was a ”double header” for Hot Docs, as we looked forward to screening “Dio:Dreamers Never Die” and “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks. “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” was a highly anticipated documentary about Dio (Ronald James Padavona his real name), from his classic rock days in Ritchie Blackmore‘s RAINBOW, to replacing the iconic lead singer Ozzy Osbourne in BLACK SABBATH, […]

May 09

HOT DOCS WRAPS 2022 FESTIVAL ETERNAL SPRING TAKING BOTH ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD AND HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD; TOP THREE CANADIAN FEATURES SHARE $50K PRIZE 

Hot Docs 2022 wrapped last night, bringing 225 films from 63 countries to audiences in Toronto cinemas and across Canada online. The 11-day hybrid festival featured 318 live screenings on nine screens at four venues across the city with 223 live filmmaker Q&As, and five special extended discussions with filmmakers and special guests as part of the […]

January 13

Back Studios to Releases “I, Challenger” Starring stars James Duval (“Donnie Darko, ” “Gone in 60 Seconds”), and Coy Stewart (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Bella and the Bulldogs”)

Strike Back Studios engagingbuddy comedy thriller “I, Challenger,” directed by Paul Boyd ( his third feature film & best known as an acclaimed music video director having worked with Sting, Seal, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz, and Shania Twain), is available now on all TVOD/Digital platform release in the United States and Canada. “I, Challenger” is a cinematic sibling to the best of the stoner […]

January 11

“Along Came Wanda”Release Date Of February 14th, 2021 Across North America.

The Buffalo 8 wide release timed for February 14th, 2021 across North America on all TVOD/Digital platforms of the Three Women in a Box production “Along Came Wanda” written & directed by San Francisco native prolific writer, producer and now director Jan Miller Corran (her last film “Snapshots,”  won countless awards – 35 awards, and received incredible to response from audiences & critics during both its […]

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 […]