Sunday, July 5, 2020

Miami International Film Festival hints at Spanish heavy line-up for 2016

It was NOT a complete reveal of what's in store for 2016, but in a press release that came out yesterday, Miami Dade College’s...

To accept the death of celluloid

The subtitle to this blog celebrates the organic, hands-on work it takes to bring both music and movies to audiences. I owe my wife...

Best Films of 2016 according to Hans

Here they are, the 20 best films I saw in 2016, in reverse order. It was an incredible year and the list could have...

Miami International Film Festival opens, here's a preview

Today is opening night of Miami Dade College's 32nd Annual Miami International Film Festival, and this year the festival seems to be asking cinephiles to...

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures filmmakers talk about interview subjects and...

When documentary filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato began exploring who the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was for their in-depth documentary, Mapplethorpe: Look at...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: your hunt for a smart comedy is...

While the odd couple trope has been done before, in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, actor/writer/director Taika Waititi is able to breathe new life into the genre...

2009 top 23 films

Since the end of the year is upon on us, and the lists are starting to pop up in all sorts of media, here is...

‘Declaration of War’ finds humor and joy in a dark place

Though dealing with quite a morbid subject: a toddler stricken with a malignant brain tumor, the French film Declaration of War tackles the subject...

Iranian alt-rock: the real notion of indie music

Promo shot of Take It Easy Hospital as seen in the movie. The movie No One Knows About Persian Cats adds a whole other dimension to...

'Closed Curtain' continues Iranian filmmaker's abstract expression in art despite ban–...

It’s funny how the First Amendment gives U.S. citizens the right to be jerks. They can protest homosexuality at soldiers’ funerals, harass women at...