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Middleburg Film Festival: Dante Spinotti Receives Distinguished Cinematographer Award

Dante Spinotti Event Sign

Dante Spinotti gave an overview of his career and techniques as a cinematographer. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer’

Jamel Shabazz

Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer is a welcome introduction to the work of the Brooklyn-born photographer. Read More »

Middleburg Film Festival: Catherine Hardwicke Wants to Fix Gender Parity in Hollywood

Catherine Hardwicke on set

Director Catherine Hardwicke reflects on lessons learned during 'Twilight' as she endeavors to steer Hollywood away from advancing only "pale and male" careers. Read More »

Middleburg Film Festival Panel: Meg Ryan’s Directorial Debut, ‘Ithaca’

Photo used with permission from Middleburg Film Festival

Meg Ryan shared details about casting, crossing over to directing, and working with Tom Hanks again at the world premiere of her directorial debut, 'Ithaca.' Read More »

New York Film Festival Review: ‘Miles Ahead’ Starring Don Cheadle

Miles Davis, Miles Ahead, NYFF

Miles Davis is a legend whose life and music evokes anything but the tame and ordinary. Cheadle's film does Davis complete justice. Read More »

Halloween Films – Go To List For Chills and Thrills


It wouldn’t feel like Halloween this year if I didn’t get a chance to view as many of these flicks as possible before the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts start their sinister shenanigans. Read More »

NYC and Hamptons Film Fest Review: ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Carol, HIFF, NYFF

Opening at the NY and Hamptons Film Festivals, "Carol," starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett shows that sometimes forbidden love is the most electric and entrancing of all. Read More »

NYFF and Hamptons Film Festivals Review: ‘Son of Saul’

Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul, HIFF, NYFF

Only when we stand in another's shoes can we see from their perspective and begin to understand our own humanity. especially if its a Sonderkommando of Auschwitz. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Tu dors Nicole’

Tu dors Nicole

French-Canadian filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur takes his jokes seriously in 'Tu dors Nicole,' a film that acutely captures its main character’s aimless melancholy and spins it into delicate but potent comedy. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘La Ciudad (The City)’

La Ciudad

The film's mode is reminiscent of Neorealism, with its reliance on non-actors and location shoots, but the end product often resembles something closer to melodrama. Read More »