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Book Shelf 2017: The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING By Dan Mirvish Routledge/Taylor & Francis A Focal Press Book New York 2017    Learning how to produce ultra-low-budget feature films is a demanding and complicated task. Even earning a bachelor’s degree in Film, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver – ***1/2 OUT OF 4 Directed by Edgar Wright, the filmmaker known for “Scott Pilgrim” and the cult comedy trifecta of “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End”, has finally perfected his style to the point … Continue reading

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Film Review: It Comes At Night

The truth about any epidemics is, by the time we find out about how bad it is, it is too late. I might be paranoid and conspiracy- minded, but every rich person would be safely underground before us – the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Megan Leavy

MEGAN LEAVY  – 3 (out of 4 Stars) I must admit, when I first heard about this movie I wasn’t very excited about seeing it. The synopsis that I received really didn’t seem too exciting for me. Based on a true … Continue reading

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Awards: 2017 Cannes Film Festival

It was not an exceptional year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival with mixed reviews from many films including Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK.  The best film according to the  Almodovar directed jury was THE SQUARE by Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund(Force Majeure)who … Continue reading

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Photo Coverage

Hostess Vanessa Wiillliams was a disaster on the big stage as she was neither funny nor compelling. But as expected some wonderful films were discovered. The most meticulous film was “Call Me By Your Name” directed by Luca Guadagnino as … Continue reading

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VR on the Mountain

During Sundance I was only able to enjoy two VR storytelling experiences, and both were great. At VR on the Mountain, hi-end Virtual Reality company HTC Vive set up shop and showcased different types of VR experiences. First up, “My … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 2016 Feature Films

Below you will find a list of my Top 10 narrative features of 2016. Where I have previously written reviews of a movie, the title of that movie is hyperlinked to my original review. Where I have not (yet) reviewed a … Continue reading

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Rob Goald’s Top 10 of 2016

2016 was a challenging year for the motion picture business and the place of movies in our society and its culture. While the formula of the tent- pole is stronger than ever (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. DOCTOR STRANGE, … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2016 Awards

Las Vegas Film Critics Society[/caption] It was a mediocre year of some remarkable movies despite the continued strength of quality TV, as a member of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the below listing is forwarded to the academy for … Continue reading

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