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Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 – **1/2 OUT OF 4 “The first Guardians movie is about becoming a family, and this one is about being a family,” says writer/director James Gunn, who, in a calculated way, claims sole writing credit … Continue reading

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Film Review: Free Fire

The ultimate shoot-out with highly original characters. Ben Wheatley’s FREE FIRE is for people who appreciate innovative filmmaking and do not require a step-by-step traditional set-up, explaining who everyone is, their hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow and their … Continue reading

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Second Annual Investigative Film Festival and Symposium (AKA Double Exposure) (2016)

The second annual Investigative Film Festival and Symposium (AKA Double Exposure) would have been hard pressed to top last years inaugural opening night film.  Spotlight, which was screened at the I.F.F over one month before its theatrical release date, ended … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Belko Experiment: Kill or Be Killed

The Belko Experiment: Kill or Be Killed – **1/2 OUT OF 4   Directed by Greg Mclean (whose 2006 feature “Wolf Creek” retained a similar morbid fascination) with a script brought to the screen by super- star scribe James Gunn (“Guardians … Continue reading

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES – Caesar on Caesar’s Palace and New Trailer Tease!

Caesar Invades Vegas and Takes Over Caesars Palace Las Vegas with a major show-stopping visual effect!   In anticipation of a brand new trailer launching tomorrow, projections of Caesar, the title character of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and a special … Continue reading

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Film Review: JULIETA

Almodovar once again celebrates his love of women of all ages. He is fascinated by women. For Almodovar women are creatures of sensual and emotional awe.  My favorite Pedro Almodovar film is ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER. His latest, JULIETA, is … 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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2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

GLOBAL INDEPENDENT CREATIVITY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS Ceremony Caps Snowy Festival; Top Prizes Go To Dina, I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.,  Last Men in Aleppo, The Nile Hilton Incident  Chasing Coral, Crown Heights, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, … Continue reading

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Film Review: SPLIT

  Yes, it’s terrific. We have a new Hannibal. Extraordinary performance by McAvoy. It’s his next franchise. Will the next 10 years going to be all about Shyamalan all the time? Does he remember his last films with shame like … Continue reading

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