Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Reflecting on 2015, Part 1: The worst films

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I tend to avoid the rubbish Hollywood produces to sell the popcorn and its over-priced 3D premium upgrades, so you won't find well-known crap like...

GEMS recommendations: Certain Women and Old Stone contrast in drama but...

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Gems 2016, a mini-film festival of sorts by Miami-Dade College's Miami Film Festival, is now underway at the Tower Theater in Miami. It kicked...

A cup of coffee in which director Whit Stillman and I...

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During the couple of times I met with film director Whit Stillman at this past Miami International Film Festival, something has bothered me about how...

Miami Film Festival GEMS presents movies to watch out for come...

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I just finished a long weekend watching premieres of movies that will slowly roll out as possible Oscar contenders come next year. In total,...

Best of Enemies shows how intellectual sparring became TV spectacle —...

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A masterfully crafted documentary, Best of Enemies uses humor, an intense devotion to archival footage and ultimately, a perspective that looks beyond its subjects to...

Hou Hsiao-hsien on his intuitive filmmaking and The Assassin; more in...

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Anyone familiar with the films of acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien may be surprised that his new film is a martial arts movie. However, the...

Another day of Miami International Film Festival: what to avoid and...

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It's getting hard to keep track of the films and parties, heck, even the days at Miami Dade College's 32nd Miami International Film Festival....

Dheepan winds inner turmoil with tense intimacy — a film review

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Shadows obscure life throughout Dheepan, in the drudgery of scraping a living together from nighttime street vending to cleaning out dank common areas in a French...

Miami Filmmaker Carla Forte on shooting hundreds of dogs in action...

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This month, The Miami Beach Cinematheque will hold its seventh installment of its Knight Foundation sponsored discussion series called Speaking In Cinema. Usually, the bi-monthly...

Presenting Princess Shaw star and director talk connecting via Internet and...

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She hugs strangers and loves to declare "Cool sauce!" punctuating the quirky saying with operatic singing of “rock sauuuce!” Samantha Montgomery, known to her YouTube...