Drive-In ‘Lovers Rock’: A NY Film Festival Unlike Any Other Honks Opening Horn

The rows of several dozen cars obliged numerous times during the brief pre-screening remarks before quieting down during the feature presentation. In the park surrounding the drive-in, inspiration was everywhere, even if everyone wore masks. There was the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, where the U.S. Open just concluded one of its most compelling editions […]

New York Film Festival Puts Tradition Into Turnaround To Meet The Drive-In Moment

McQueen, Lim noted, is the first filmmaker since Godard to have three films selected for New York’s main slate; in addition to Lovers Rock, he directed Mangrove and Red, White and Blue. The three come from his five-part Small Axe series, which will air on the BBC and stream on Amazon later in the fall. […]

Venice Film Festival Calls For Journalists To Hold Reviews Until Public Screenings

Venice has issued a statement today requesting that “each and every journalist” refrain from publishing reviews about movies until those films have started their first official public screening. The move comes, I understand, as a result of those connected to movies (and likely the talent) expressing frustration over good vibes being zapped by bad reviews.

Film Review: Steve McQueen’s New York Film Festival Opener ‘Lovers Rock’

While there are brief side shows, tensions among some guests and little dramas that don’t amount to much, the vast majority of the hour-plus is devoted to laughing, dancing, carrying on and just generically partying, often in tight close-ups. The most that can be said for this little time capsule immersion is that it provides […]

‘Art is therapy’: Richa Chadha treats theatre lovers with ‘magic’ clips of Chaplin Concert from El Gouna Film Festival

Putting all speculations to rest over her flood of exotic pictures from Egypt, Panga star Richa Chadha recently revealed that she was “not vacationing”, instead “amidst screenings, meetings, ceremonies”, in short – a work trip with bae Ali Fazal. Decked up to slay at the red carpet, Richa was seen attending the Chaplin Concert at […]

Hanoi, HCM City host science film festival

A wide assortment of films in the following five catergories to serve all age groups but with a focus on content for young audiences including family entertainment; ecology & environment; natural science, life science & technology; non-verbal & science shorts and culture & history.  VNS

Hamptons Int’l Film Festival Honors ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ At 28th Event

Closing night film One Night in Miami…, directed by Regina King, was presented with the Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice. The annual award is handed to a film that exemplifies the values of peace, equality, global justice and civil liberties, and is named after iconic civil rights lawyer Victor Rabinowitz and […]

Toronto Film Festival Jury Winners: ‘Martin Eden’, ‘Murmur’, ‘How To Build A Girl’

As for the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), the jury including Rita di Santo (UK), Frédéric Jaeger (Germany), Liam Lacey (Canada), Ruben Peralta Rigaud (Dominican Republic), Müge Turan (Turkey) and Claire Valade (Canada) selected the Discover sidebar’s Murmur “for its impressive, minimalist, and precise storytelling — both in its structure and its use of […]

Interview: Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival big success under anti-coronavirus measures: manager

“This edition put us in another place, because we are among just a few film festivals around the world which have organized physical editions since the outbreak of the pandemic,” al-Tamimi said, noting many international film festivals were either postponed, cancelled or switched to online screening because of the pandemic.

Abramorama Acquires PJ Harvey Doc ‘A Dog Called Money’, Deepak Chopra & Jewel Pic ‘Mindfulness Movement’ & More – Sundance

Dosed, which is expected to be released in the spring starting in New York, follows the personal journey of one woman, Adrianne, and her attempt to break free from addiction.  After many years of prescription medications failing her, the suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety and opioid addiction with […]