Wednesday , August 5 2020

Film

CinemaCon 2018: Walt Disney Pictures

Held at Caesar’s Palace, CinemaCon is the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners.  The movie studios conduct presentations to get their exhibition partners excited about the products they will soon have to offer them. Walt Disney Pictures had their second best year at the box office in …

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CinemaCon 2018: Sony Pictures

Held at Caesar’s Palace, CinemaCon is the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners.  The movie studios conduct presentations to get their exhibition partners excited about the products they will soon have to offer them. Sony opened up by pointing out that Greatest Showman found an audience though …

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SXSW Film Favorite: ‘First Reformed,’ Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, First Reformed, SXSW FF

First Reformed screened as a “Festival Favorite at SXSW. Paul Schrader’s film presents conundrum after conundrum, slippery slope after slippery slope. This drama as a twisting, stark thriller strikes at the heart of our questions about purpose, consequence and soul strength. When one has nothing to live for, does redemption …

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SXSW World Premiere: ‘The Director and the Jedi,’ Making ‘The Last Jedi’

The Last Jedi, The Director and the Jedi, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, SXSW FF, Disney, Lucasfilm

The World Premiere documentary The Director and the Jedi by Anthony Wonke screened with great buzz as a “Spotlight” film at SXSW Film Festival. Mark Hamill appeared on the Red Carpet and stayed for the screening and the Q and A afterward with Rian Johnson. Naturally, fans crushed my feet …

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SXSW Review: ‘Blindspotting’ Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal

Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Blindspotting, SXSW Film Festival

"Blindspotting" is an homage to Oakland, its vital neighborhoods, and street lifestyles. On the other hand, the storyline echoes warnings about race, class and social inequality that characterize yet move beyond Oakland, California.

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