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23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York

23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York

| November 22, 2015

23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson, and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival. ADIFF 2015 has selected a total of 57 films […]

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Motley’s Law screening Nov. 16 and 17 at DOC NYC

Motley’s Law screening Nov. 16 and 17 at DOC NYC

| November 13, 2015

A documentary that is so revealing, while shedding a light on corrupt legal justice systems across the globe is called Motley’s Law, which just screened as its World Premiere at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival. The doc now moves to screenings in New York City and then on to Denmark, the country in which […]

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Fools screening at the Big Apple Film Festival

Fools screening at the Big Apple Film Festival

| November 4, 2015

Fools, a film by Benjamin Meyer, will screen at the Big Apple Film Festival, Thursday, November 5th, 8:30 p.m. at the Village East Cinemas. Meyer will be in attendance. Fools, Meyer’s feature directorial debut, which he also wrote, won the Audience Award at its World Premiere Screening in June at Dances with Films Festival in […]

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The Wonders

The Wonders

| October 30, 2015

Life can begin with a sting. Although the barbs of a bee’s stinger often produce pain and a potentially debilitating poison, a toxin within the venom called melitten has been shown to poke holes in the protective shells of many viruses, including HIV. The idea of life surfacing out of dire emotional and physical circumstances […]

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32nd Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

32nd Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

| October 27, 2015

The 32nd Annual Chicago Children’s International Film Festival is in full gear, with many screening selections still available this week for children and families, alike. The annual festival takes runs through November 1 and is the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2 – 18 in the world. Programming 250 of the best, […]

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Jaws 19

Jaws 19

| October 23, 2015

No one was more skeptical than me going into Jaws 19.  It’s difficult for any film series to stay fresh and interesting after 19 installments and the Jaws franchise is absolutely no exception.  The original Jaws is a masterpiece, which I’ve been watching since I was a kid.  That is maybe not appropriate for a […]

Hollywood Mad About Moss! Exclusive Elisabeth Moss/Truth Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles

Hollywood Mad About Moss! Exclusive Elisabeth Moss/Truth Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles

| October 20, 2015

Elisabeth Moss, looking simply elegant in a Beverly Hills hotel room, may be tired of talking about the 8 season Mad Men which catapulted her to stardom, and garnered her a whopping 6 Emmy nominations, the last of which was for the final season. In her final bow as the complex Peggy Olsen, Moss was […]

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XConfessions: A Conversation with Erika Lust at CIFF

XConfessions: A Conversation with Erika Lust at CIFF

| October 16, 2015

Renowned erotic filmmaker Erika Lust will bring her unique female-led adult films to the 51st Chicago International Film Festival on the 21st of October. At 8.30 p.m., the audience will listen to XConfessions: A Conversation with Erika Lust. Lust will be in conversation with Chicago-based filmmaker Maria Finitzo discussing the taboo nature of onscreen pleasure. Highlighted […]

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The Scorch Trials and A Look at Dystopian Fiction

The Scorch Trials and A Look at Dystopian Fiction

| October 15, 2015

Realistic and plausible fears of the future of our world have helped usher in a new popularity in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. Many are frightened at the idea of another world war, nuclear disaster, loss of natural resources, and even the overthrow of humanity by man-made forces we can no longer control. Recent films have […]

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Sicario

Sicario

| September 14, 2015

There’s no film that I’ve seen this year that retains the level of power and tension than Denis Villenueve’s latest, Sicario. Every single aspect of it, from Roger Deakins’ glorious cinematography, to Jóhan Jóhannson’s droning score, Sicario establishes a sense of dread and an air of menace, much in the same way that Prisoners and […]