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Blu-ray Review: ‘Odd Man Out’ – The Criterion Collection

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It fits perfectly in with any other film noir of this era and is an excellent addition to one's library. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Set Fire to The Stars’ Starring Elijah Wood

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With "Set Fire to the Stars," filmmaker Andy Goddard has constructed a layered film that is clear and intentionally muted. Read More »

DWF: Three Shorts – Fantasy, Love and Our Fragile Grasp on Reality

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Why do filmmakers create short films? Sometimes they are truly motivated to tell a story which only fits in a short format. Other times, it is to show off their skills in order to establish their credentials. Once in a while, they may make a short version of a film that they ultimately want to turn into a feature length production. At this year’s Dances With Films (DWF) festival, held in Hollywood in June, the selection of short films was impressive and contained examples which both fit into and transcended the above reasons. Three films I found impressive all dealt with our perception of what is real: 'Funny Love,' 'Waste Paper,' and 'Waiting for You.' Read More »

Dances with Films Festival: The Powerhouse Panel – Hollywood Success Secrets

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Want to be successful in Hollywood? The Dances with Films Festival featured a terrific "powerhouse" panel. Here's what the panelists had to say. Read More »

Dances with Films Festival: Music, Movies, and Amazing Entertainment

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One of the amazingly enjoyable aspects of the Dances with Films Festival is the opportunity to see short films you might never otherwise never screen. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Soaked in Bleach’ – Controversial Film About Kurt Cobain’s Death

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When news reports of Kurt Cobain's suicide came out, the world was in shock and then settled back to thinking it was another of example of a rocker living fast, dying young and leaving a good looking corpse. Only in Cobain's case it wasn't so good looking; a shotgun blast to the head killed him. Or was it? After the case was closed by the Seattle Police Department another investigator who had information pieced together details and information that he had that the police didn't want to see. His conclusions are explosive and may result in re-investigating Kurt Cobain's death, this time as a homicide. Read More »

DWF Movie Review: ‘Wildlike’ – A Journey through Loss and Abuse to Redemption

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Wildlike, a film by writer/director Frank Hall Green, was shown during the eighteenth Dances With Films (DWF) indie-film festival in Hollywood. Dances With Films promotes itself as relying on “innovation, talent, creativity and sweat equity” rather than celebrity. All those good qualities are evident in Wildlike. The film has an intriguing story, great characters and an interesting production history. Read More »

Movie Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

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Without doubt, the escapades of Allan Karlsson and his adventitious group of friends, will leave audiences reflecting on what it really means to grow old while attempting to retain the most valuable of all possible possessions. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’ – A Very Personal Experience

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Two Jewish Seniors Relate Stories of Viennese Holocaust Survivors with Film Review of Woman in Gold Read More »

‘The True Cost’ Q & A With Filmmaker Andrew Morgan and Producer Michael Ross

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I think there’s a lot of smart people who have seen what is being fought and won in the food movement and they are channeling that progress into what’s been taking place in the fashion industry. Read More »