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The 2017 SXSW Film Festival Offers Another Fine Selection of Movies

The first South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival took place in 1987, and was devoted to music. In 1994, the organizers added two new sections, “Interactive” and “Film.” And here we are, at the 24th iteration of the last two, which … 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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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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Middleburg Film Festival 2016

Founded in 2013, the Middleburg Film Festival just finished its fourth annual iteration, which ran from October 20-23. Located an hour to the southwest of our nation’s capital, the festival takes place over four days in a charmingly bucolic setting … Continue reading

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5 Upcoming Films That Will Dominate The Awards Circuit

It’s about that time of year. We’ve entered the fall season, and the festival darlings and award circuit favorites are starting to trickle into theaters. A few possible major awardsw contenders like Queen Of Katwe, The Birth Of A Nation, … Continue reading

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Ricky Lee Screenwriting Seminar

“Do Not Miss the Ricky Lee Screenwriting Seminar at the International Film Festival Manhattan” No other name is as resounding in the arena of Philippine Scriptwriting as the name, Ricky Lee.  With more than 150 produced film scripts since 1979, … Continue reading

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