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2015 Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Palio’ in Its World Premiere

'Palio,' Cosima Spender, Siena, Italy, Tribeca Film Festival World Primere 2015

The Palio, the phenomenal horse race which has been held every summer since 1238 in Siena, Italy is indescribable in its beauty, its corruptions and its excitement. The Palio's culture and the strategies necessary to understand in order to win the race have been like following a dark passage into the arcane unknown, until now. Read More »

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Bridgend’ in Its North American Premiere

'Bridgend,' Josh O'Connor, Hannah Murray, Tribeca Film Festival 2015

When mysterious suicides bring an inspector and his daughter Sara to the town of Bridgend, Wales, there is no respite for the father and daughter. Both caught up in the evil atmospheres of the town and the surrounding dark forests. Sara becomes estranged from her father and the inspector grows more tyrannical as the situation moves from bad to worse. There is no explanation why teens are killing themselves and everyone wonders who will be next. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Marvel and Whedon Are the Real Dynamic Duo

Avengers Age of Ultron

Another impressively well written, structured and acted film from the "Marvel universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron" will not disappoint the fans. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu- Three Crime Dramas’ by Yasijuro Ozu

Courtesy The Criterion Collection

Effortlessly cool and smooth crime dramas from a Japanese master that prove great storytelling on film does not require either color or sound. Read More »

NAB 2015: A Producer’s Guide to Story, Budget, Strategy and Brand with Amy DeLouise

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At this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, the annual Las Vegas conclave of television, radio, internet and supporting industries, video expert Amy DeLouise set an aggressive goal for her presentation titled: "A Producer's Guide to Everything That Matters." Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Panna Rittikrai’s ‘Vengeance of an Assassin’

Panna Rittikrai, Vengeance of an Assassin, Tony Jaa, Ong Bak, Muy Thai

Wait until you see what happens when a Jeep, a helicopter, and a train get into a fight in "Vengeance of an Assassin" Read More »

Movie Review: Arnold Schwarzenegger – Zombie’s Father in ‘Maggie’

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My brain’s cynicism synapse snapped when I heard that a new Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie movie was opening at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ starring Sheila Vand

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour, Sheila Vand, Roger Corman, Sundance, Sundance Film Festival, Sundance 2014

Featuring spectacular video/audio and way more features than most Hollywood blockbusters, 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' is not to be missed. Read More »

NAB 2015: Blogger Melanie Nelson Gets Down to Self-Editing Basics

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At the NAB Show 2015, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, surrounded by every video camera made, virtual sets, lighting equipment, online streaming hardware and software platforms, they didn't forget that it all begins with writing. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Human Experiment,’ Narrated by Sean Penn

'The Human Expriment,' Dana Nachman, Don Hardy Jr. Sean Penn

Every day we are using products which contain chemicals that have not been tested or their use regulated by the EPA or FDA. The Safe Chemicals Act that Frank Lautenberg (Sen. D. NJ) introduced in congress is in limbo. There are 80,000 chemicals on the market. How many of these are toxic and shouldn't we know the risks we are taking when we are using them? The film shows why we don't know, and in a moderate tone points out this position is egregious and patently indefensible Read More »