Friday, September 20, 2019

Hotel Mumbai is difficult entertainment to stomach

It’s hard to say if I was entertained by Hotel Mumbai, a movie focused on four horrific days where a group of well-armed terrorists...

Us is at most an OK horror film

Doppelgänger horror has been a long-time subgenre of scary movies. Enemy (2013), based on the mind-bending book The Double by José Saramago, is probably...

Director Gaspar Noé shows some improvement with Climax

With his fifth feature film, the confrontational bad boy French-Argentine filmmaker Gaspar Noé finally shows he can make a tighter film that doesn't compromise his...

Vandal filmmaker talks shooting in Wynwood, progress of film with del...

Over the years, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood has undergone a transformation from a mundane warehouse district in a sketchy neighborhood to a party hub featuring...

Barry Jenkins, Boots Riley and Patricia Clarkson to appear at 36th...

Yesterday, Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival officially announced this year’s complete lineup of movies and events. Beyond the headline I just wrote, the...

Top 10 movies of 2018 – Independent Ethos Radio Hour Episode...

With my International Cinephile Society ballot still waiting to be filled out, as I look to catch up on a few movies (International Cinephile...

International Cinephile Society reveals noms for Best of 2018

Over the weekend, the International Cinephile Society, for which I am a voting member, revealed its nominees for the best in cinema of 2018....

Lisa Leone remembers final days working with Stanley Kubrick

Continuing our post from yesterday, where the talented Lisa Leone, research photographer/set decorator/second unit production manager/actress in Eyes Wide Shut, who happens to live...

Lisa Leone, Renaissance lady of Eyes Wide Shut talks working with...

Miami has a living connection to Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut. Lisa Leone is the Vice President of Artistic Programs at The...

Bird Box loses thrills through plot holes

I'm all for mystery in horror movies that taps into the primal fears of the audience. However, with glaring gaps in logic and sketchily...