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DWF Interview: ‘Creedmoria’ Director Alicia Slimmer Admits Coming-of-Age Flick is All About Her

creedmoria

'Creedmoria', a film by first-time writer/director Alicia Slimmer, made its SoCal premier at the Dances With Films Festival. It chronicles the efforts of sweet-sixteen Candy Cahill, played by Stef Dawson, to come of age in one of the most dysfunctional families in movie history. As I watched the film, I hoped, for Slimmer’s sake, that this movie wasn’t too autobiographical. It turns out that it was. Read More »

DWF Interview: ‘Virtual Revolution’ Writer/Director Guy-Roger Duvert Spills Real and VR Blood in His First Feature

Virtual Revolution

'Before the shooting, people were asking me all the time in which studio I would be filming, assuming that most of the film would be shot in front of green screens. The reality is very different. Out of the 30 days of shooting, we shot only one day in a green screen studio.' Read More »

LAFF Film Review: ‘Girl Flu’ – A Movie About Firsts that Gives New Meaning to the Phrase ‘Period Piece’

Girl Flu

In Hollywood parlance, a “period piece” is a script or film that takes place in the past. 'Girl Flu', a film written and directed by Dorie Barton, gave a new meaning to that phrase. It's a film about firsts. Without a doubt, it is the only film you'll ever call charming, funny and heartwarming that has menstruation as its focus. Read More »

NAB Show 2016: Ang Lee on Pushing the Limits of Cinema

Ang Lee

Ang Lee's last film was created in High Dynamic Range, 4K, at 120 frames per second and in 3-D. In English that means that, compared to your big-screen HD TV, the film has more colors, four times the definition, four times the frame rate, and depth. This is the most technologically advanced feature film ever made. Read More »

NAB Show 2016: Batman Versus HDR – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

NAB HDR

Eighty-nine years ago, Al Jolson said to the audience watching his film 'The Jazz Singer,' the first film with synchronized dialog, “You ain't heard nothin’ yet.” After viewing the demo of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and Dolby ATMOS sound at the Future of Cinema Conference in Las Vegas, I can confidently say, “You ain't seen nothin’ yet.” Read More »

SXSW: Rami Malek and Christian Slater Get Authentic on ‘Mr. Robot’

Mr Robot

Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater joined series creator Sam Esmail at SXSW film panel “Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT and Authenticity on TV.” SXSW was the site of the show’s premiere last year. This year, participants in the Golden Globe Award-winning series came back to celebrate and discuss the show’s success. Read More »