Okay folks, let's get to it. Here are five independent features opening theatrically this August in the U.S. that just may be worth your attention and dollars. Two of the films I have seen, and the other three I am... More »
I just arrived in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende, where Robert Rodriguez filmed Once Upon A Time In Mexico and where the 16th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) kicks off tonight. The activities already began in the... More »
Welcome to this week's entry for New To Netflix! Not that we are actually new to Netflix, we're just happy, able, and willing to help you find out what kind of 'Twitch-y' material is coming to the big red virtual... More »
The 9th Annual Amazonas Film Festival wrapped up in style last weekend with an explosion of color and music in Brazil's Amazon capital of Manaus. Teams of dancers flooded the stage of the historic Teatro Amazonas as pounding drums... More »
I would really like to tell you about Marçal Forés' fantastic story of an adolescent and his talking teddy bear, Animals, and Fernando Cortizo's gorgeous animated fantasy film O Apostolo. But I cannot. I can tell you a little bit... More »
Note to self: The weather in Hawaii is significantly better than in Toronto. Come here more often. The Hawaii International Film Festival kicked off two nights ago with a typically excellent lineup focused on Pacific Rim film. I'm here... More »
With this being my last shot at writing a Twitch-o-Meter in 2009 I've decided that rather than looking back - as I normally do with these things - I'm going to look forward. This column is dedicated to five young,... More »
[Twitch-O-Meters will remain at the top of the page for the duration of the day they were published. Please scroll down for today’s film news] Time flies when you're having fun, especially if you can't count. I expected that shortly... More »
This probably should be entitled: "Top 5 Bad-Ass Blockbuster Babes Who Created the Mold That All Others Should Follow," but that sounded a little wordy. And besides, best bad-ass blockbuster babes are rebellious: they don't follow the rules. It helps... More »
In this week's video, I discuss Liam Neeson doing his usual shtick in A Walk Among The Tombstones, a lovely film about an aging couple (Love Is Strange), and Ron Mann's helpful take on the work of Altman.Please watch the video, embedded below. ...
My time as an attendee of the Toronto International Film Festival has nicely overlapped the transition from Festival Then to Festival Now, which I'd argue has taken place over just about exactly the last fifteen years, the same period for which I've been a regular festival-goer. Oh sure, I got...
Another Toronto International Film Festival wraps up, and we look at some of the award winning films, such as The Imitation Game and Felix & Meira, and talk about the remarkable documentary The Look Of SilenceVideo embedded below...
Welcome to a new edition of our column on Latin American cinema! Why is Chile's Valdivia Film Festival considered to be "the best in South America"? What makes Secreto Matusita such an intriguing found-footage thriller, especially for those in Peru? What connection is there between Mexico and Nordic Cinema? And what thrills...
This week sees the release of Michaël Roskam's The Drop, known once upon a time as Animal Rescue. However, it will in all probability also be known as "The Last Movie With James Gandolfini In It", as the late beloved actor (who died more than a year ago already -...