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Family Film Fest: Zane and Eastwood Help Producer Pull-off Hat Trick

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Two famous Hollywood names, Zane and Eastwood, helped producer Jeffery Patterson scores a hat trick (the hockey kind, not the cowboy kind), winning two awards at the International Family Film Festival this month in Hollywood, California. Read More »

Family Film Festival: ‘Centurion AD’ and ‘Leaving Limbo’

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Two films at the International Family Film Festival, Centurion AD and Leaving Limbo took two radically different paths to get you in touch with things spiritual. Read More »

IFFF: The Kid-Safe Hollywood Film Festival

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Not everything that comes out of Hollywood is full of sex, violence, and drugs. That is especially true of the recent International Family Film Festival (IFFF). Read More »

Movie Review: ‘CITIZENFOUR’

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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when history was made? CITIZENFOUR gives you that opportunity. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’

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White Bird in a Blizzard is like an ultra-realistic painting of a bloody car crash. You can almost smell the smoke and the blood. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Automata’

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An Earth scared by massive solar flares is the setting for a film noir sci-fi adventure which evokes both Isaac Asimov’s "I, Robot" and Philip K. Dick's "Blade Runner", but goes much deeper. Read More »

Building a Hero ‘Gotham’-Style

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The pilot episode of Gotham, the Batman prequel, is a textbook lesson for screenwriters on establishing your hero. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Motivational Growth’

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Motivational Growth could be performed as a stage play, if it wasn’t for that heads-blowing-up thing. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Honeymoon’

Honeymoon

There is blood and sex, enough to get this film an R-rating. But, for the most part, it is not gratuitous; it actually moves the plot along. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Jamie Marks Is Dead’

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'Jamie Marks is Dead,' a Sundance Selection, is bound to become a cult classic for its deep, moody, scary, and seductive tale of adolescent confusion carried over into the world of the dead. It is based on the novel 'One for Sorrow' by Christopher Barzak. Read More »