Exclusives

Interview with Gary Michael Schultz, Director of Devil in my Ride

Interview with Gary Michael Schultz, Director of Devil in my Ride

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ruben Rosario: Hello Gary and welcome on behalf of Film Monthly! Gary Michael Schultz: Thank You. RR: Can you give a us a little bit of the history between the short and the feature length versions of Devil in My Ride? GMS: What happened was Mike Dozier, my co-writer had this really crappy van and […]

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NEWS…..THIN ICE…..TOWER HEIST…..GOOD DEEDS…… CONCEPTION…… CASA DE MI PADRE!….. HOP…..

NEWS…..THIN ICE…..TOWER HEIST…..GOOD DEEDS…… CONCEPTION…… CASA DE MI PADRE!….. HOP…..

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

THIN ICE – February 17 On behalf of ATO Pictures, we are pleased to release the all new trailer and poster for the dark-comedy Thin Ice, starring Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup! The film hits theaters on February 17. Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to […]

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NEWS….CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS….

NEWS….CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS….

| January 22, 2012

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is now accepting proposals! The Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce that the new “Chicago Digital Media Production Fund” is now accepting proposals. Independent film and video makers based in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are invited to apply for the Chicago Digital Media Production […]

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NEWS….IDAHO FILMMAKERS ON QUEST TO FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

NEWS….IDAHO FILMMAKERS ON QUEST TO FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

| January 22, 2012

Idaho Filmmakers Tate McCullough and Will Schmeckpeper – along with actress and performer Calico Cooper – will be traversing the United States the summer of 2012 via Amtrak passenger train in order to film a documentary about the state of the American Dream. “According to a recent Yahoo! Finance report,” says Schmeckpeper, “41% of Americans […]

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Film As Seen By Wayne Case, 2011

Film As Seen By Wayne Case, 2011

| January 20, 2012

Best Films (In order of preference) (1) THE HELP (2) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (3) WAR HORSE (4) J. EDGAR (5) SUPER 8 (6) 50/50 (7) MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (8) THE IDES OF MARCH (9) SHAME (10) HANNA (11) X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Runners-Up (Alphabetical) A BETTER LIFE THE DEBT DRIVE JANE EYRE […]

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Best Films of 2011: My Picks

Best Films of 2011: My Picks

| January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Surprise was the feeling I left the movie theater with most often in 2011. Filmmakers are getting smarter: they know what critics look for, and they know that audiences just aren’t impressed by throwing the hottest actors together in a movie with a few one liners or explosions. Here are the films that shut up […]

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2011: The Year In Film

2011: The Year In Film

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

These are the films that made my list in 2011. This year I saw close to 300. The films that are on this list stood out for one reason or another, and I do my best to explain that reason in the paragraphs below. When it comes to the summer blockbusters, the Transformers, the Harry […]

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Best Films You Didn’t See in 2011

Best Films You Didn’t See in 2011

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

I don’t see much in the theaters any more, so I can’t provide a Best Movies of the Year list. We have two little girls running about, who keep us very occupied at home. But, that’s just a lame excuse, because if’n I could go to the theater more, I probably wouldn’t anyway. I’ve fallen […]

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NEWS…..GRAMMY GARAGE BANDS…..PARIAH……LION KING 1 1/2….AND MORE….

NEWS…..GRAMMY GARAGE BANDS…..PARIAH……LION KING 1 1/2….AND MORE….

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

FROM YOUR GARAGE TO GRAMMY® LIVE!” CBS launches From Your Garage To Grammy® Live! online contest, which gives aspiring bands the chance of a lifetime. Through January 2, 2012, bands can visit CBS.com/band to submit their videos for a chance to be featured online during Grammy® Live! From your garage to Grammy® Live is a […]

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NEWS…….REAL STEEL…….TRIBECA…….THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TOOD MARGARET…..

NEWS…….REAL STEEL…….TRIBECA…….THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TOOD MARGARET…..

| December 4, 2011

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL NAMES FREDERIC BOYER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Veteran leader of Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight arrives as TFF starts preparations for its 11th Edition in April 2012 The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced that Frederic Boyer, a veteran executive who most recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named […]

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