Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Miami International Film Festival

Miami Film Festival’s GEMS announces this year’s titles

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October in our area of South Florida marks the beginning of the roll out of some of the most anticipated independent and international films...

Sunset Song expresses the loveliness of impermanence in one of this...

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"There are lovely things in the world. Lovely that don't endure and the lovelier for that." The line is uttered more than once in...

John Waters on his quirky Oscar noms as "an old white...

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Yesterday, the news was full of analysis of the Oscar snubs and simplistic assumptions about the members who make up the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts...

Actor Brady Corbet praises 35mm ahead of rare screening of ‘Au...

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Yesterday, the "Miami New Times" arts and culture blog "Cultist" published an interview I performed with actor Brady Corbet. He is at the Miami International Film Festival to introduce Robert Bresson’s...

Day 7 at MIFF: 1 brilliant movie and lots of brilliant...

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Day 7 of the Miami International Film Festival included some very interesting meetings with a couple of smart filmmakers and discussions with some rather brilliant film...

Posthumous director Lulu Wang on the inspiration of Berlin and balancing...

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With her feature film debut, Posthumous, which had its North American premiere at Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, indie writer/director Lulu Wang says she set out...

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...

Film Review: 'Blackfish' presents brutal picture of orcas in captivity

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Blackfish trains its lens on killer whales in captivity and the cover-up of tragedies involving one orca in particular who seemed to turn psychotic:...

Mountains May Depart presents beautiful meditation on hope misplaced — a...

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After the rather rich but violent A Touch of Sin, China’s Jia Zhangke returns with something more intimate though no less critical of his country’s...

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,...