Category Archives: Movie Reviews

September 05

Rare TELLURIDE & TORONTO Film Festival Double Premiere Highlights A Musical Icon and The Intoxicating Sound of Bossa Nova in New Documentary Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova

(Telluride/Toronto) In a very rare honor, both the Telluride and Toronto Int’l Film Festivals will present special premiere screenings of Daniel Zarvos and Lianne Mutti’s stunning documentary feature Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova, an innovative mix of archival images, animation, rare recorded interviews and the intoxicating sounds of Bossa Nova. Using the powerful and fascinating story of the […]

September 05

TIFF 2022: Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Sundance Award Winner LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE To Close Out Midnight Madness

Written and Directed by Martika Ramirez EscobarStarring Sheila Francisco, Bong Cabrera, Rocky Salumbides and Anthony Falcon  Midnight Madness Closing Night Film – 2022 Toronto International Film Festival WINNER – Special Jury Prize for Innovative Spirit – 2022 Sundance Film FestivalWINNER – Special Jury Mention, Narrative Feature – 2022 LA Asian Pacific Film FestivalWINNER – Best […]

August 26

Icarus Films Announces theNorth American Theatrical Release ofMY IMAGINARY COUNTRY

The Latest Film by Master DocumentarianPatricio Guzmán Is an Urgent and Inspiring Chronicleof How a Popular Uprising Sparked Deep Political Change The Cannes Film Festival Official SelectionOpens September 23 at the IFC Center in NYC,September 30 in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles,and San Francisco ** Filmmaker Available for Select Interviews**** NYC Press Screening TBA **Icarus Films is proud to announce the North American theatrical […]

August 25

TIFF 2022: World Premieres of WHILE WE WATCHED and LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BLACK & BLUES, and LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE To Close Out Midnight Madness

LONO Studio and Britdoc FilmsPresent WHILE WE WATCHED Directed by Vinay ShuklaProduced by Vinay Shukla, Khushboo Ranka and Luke W. MoodyExecutive Produced by Maxyne Franklin, Jess Search and Beadie FinziFeaturing Ravish Kumar  World Premiere  – 2022 Toronto International Film Festival  2022 Toronto International Film Festival Screening Schedule:*Press/Industry Screening* – Sunday, September 11th at 11:10 AM at Scotiabank Theatre […]

August 11

Boots And Hearts Music Festival @ Burl’s Creek Event Ground – Thurs., Aug. 4th -Sun., Aug.7th, 2022

By BKONTHESCENE & Wayne BaggsIt has been 3 years since the last Boots & Hearts Music Festival. This year the festival was a homage to Canadian artists, also paying tribute to female artists on the final night. The festival may have broken the attendance record for a Sunday, with more than 50,000 country music fans […]

July 26

Gull wins the Grand Prize at the 21st Jeonju International Film Festival 

Pre-recorded introduction by Hanbin Kim Known for frequent depictions of violence against women in her short films, Kim Mijo was recognized as a provocative emerging director when Gull won the Grand Prize at the 21st Jeonju International Film Festival. Kim’s debut feature follows Obok (Jung Ae-hwa), a mother and wife in Seoul who has contentedly sacrificed her […]

July 22

TIFF ANNOUNCES MY POLICEMAN AS WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING

Photo credit: Courtesy of Amazon StudiosTORONTO — TIFF is thrilled to announce that My Policeman, directed by Michael Grandage, will have its World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Festival.Adapted for the screen by Ron Nyswaner from Bethan Roberts’ award-winning novel of the same name, My Policeman follows three young people – policeman Tom […]

July 18

You’re invited to Member Meet-ups: Summer of Seoul 

SEOUL Lady Vengeance Park Chan-wook Lady Vengeance Introduction by Reel Asian Artistic Director Aram Siu Wai Collier on July 22 35mm Print! The apotheosis of revenge wears red eyeshadow and an intense, angelic look in Park Chan-wook’s last entry in his dazzling Vengeance Trilogy. Lady Vengeance is a perilous venture into the psychology of a woman pursuing […]

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 […]