Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Miami International Film Festival

Is Miami’s film scene big enough for counter-programming against Miami Film...

You know Miami’s film scene is thriving when counter-programming rears its glorious head. After all, what would Slamdance be without Sundance? On the advent...

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America...

This year’s GEMS event by Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival (Miami Film Fest GEMS 2016 features Certain Women, Toni Erdmann, other potential Oscar...

Yorgos Lanthimos, director of The Lobster, talks finding filmmaking freedom in...

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, probably one of the most distinctive voices in that already distinctive cinema scene that Greece has produced in recent years, did something special...

'Heli' depicts human costs of drug-related violence with raw horror

Set in Guanajuato, Mexico, Heli tells the story of the crude life the city's residents endure while dealing with the ongoing militarization of the “war on...

Day 1 of film-going at Miami International Film Fest: a test...

Depending on the movie, the word “preposterous” could either prop up a narrative or allow it to collapse. I saw two rather preposterous movies...

Presenting Princess Shaw reveals value of success in music without the...

Presenting Princess Shaw is a sweet yet frank documentary on the aspirations of an amateur YouTube star as she unwittingly is about to go viral. By focusing...

The Assassin tells moving story of humanity beyond martial arts —...

Eight years after his first film outside of either Taiwan or China (the Paris-set The Flight of the Red Balloon), Hou Hsiao-hsien could not have...

Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ presents complex, enthralling portrait of...

Only Lovers Left Alive, the long-awaited vampire drama by Jim Jarmusch, has to be one of the better date movies I've seen in a...

Certain Women suffuses message in low-key cinematic technique — a film...

Miami born writer-director Kelly Reichardt is not known for making movies with overt narratives or clear messages. With Certain Women, her sixth feature, some...

The Salesman tests morals limits of a good husband — a...

It’s easy to consider hypothetical reactions when one is confronted with moral quandaries in the movies -- especially in Hollywood movies. Good and evil...