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Interview With ‘Cotton’ Writer/Director Casey Rose Daniel

Earlier this fall, I attended the New York City Horror Film Festival in Chelsea. The festival finished its 16th successful campaign and featured 50-60 full length and short films. I found myself gravitating towards the short films, of which usually t...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 16, 2016

Kabisera Makes It to MMFF

KABISERA, the biggest and most powerful family drama of 2016 is coming to theaters nationwide this December 25th for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) with a top-caliber cast headlined by the Grand Dame of Asian Cinema, Nora Aunor. The much-anti...
by Recycle Bin of a Middle Child on Dec 14, 2016

MMFF 2016 entry, SAVING SALLY, gets A rating from Cinema Evaluation Board

The Metro Manila Film Festival Screening Committee describes one of the eight entries in this year’s December film festival, Saving Sally, as “an atypical youthful love story replete with child-like elements as applied through 2D animation.”The...
by The Intersections & Beyond on Dec 12, 2016

THE EMPTY BOX (TIFF 2016)

If you followed me on Twitter (@PINNLAND_EMPIRE) or Facebook this past September then you'd know that The Empty Box was in my top 10 coming out of TIFF (it'll probably be in my top 10 of 2016). But it's one of the only films, along with Prevenge, tha...
by PINNLAND EMPIRE on Dec 9, 2016

PREVENGE (TIFF 2016)

Is Alice Lowe's Prevenge the female equivalent of/answer to David Lynch's Eraserhead? The plots to both films are different (Eraserhead is a surreal semi-autobiographical retelling of Lynch's very real fear of unplanned fatherhood, while Prevenge is...
by PINNLAND EMPIRE on Dec 1, 2016

BRICS Film Festival starts tomorrow with the screening of Kunal Kapoor's Veeram

A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureSep 1, 2016, New Delhi: The grand opening ceremony of the much awaited first BRICS Film Festival will be held today at the Siri Fort Auditorium. A step towards strengthening bilateral relationship between the 5 nations,...
by A Potpourri of Vestiges on Sep 1, 2016

195. Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s “El abrazo de la serpiente” (Embrace of the Serpent) (2015) (Colombia/Argentina/Venezuela): An amazing film with deep insights on nature and civilization dedicated to “peoples whose song we will never know.”

Both posters above are predominantly in black and white, while colour is utilized sparingly and effectively, as in the film“The display I witnessed in those enchanted hours was such that I find it impossible to describe in a language that allo...
by Movies that make you think on Aug 8, 2016

Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten reunites in 'Brimstone'

Game of Thrones actors Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten is set to appear together for the first time in the silver screen for 'Brimstone'. It tells the story of a young mother (Dakota Fanning) seeking revenge after being accused wrongly by a...
by The Film Geek Guy on Aug 1, 2016

Here are the 9 feature films in Cinemalaya 2016

The nine films included in the feature film line-up of this year's Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival are finally announced. Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching (Directed by Inna Salazar and Dos Ocampo)A religious man who does petty crimes, PONCHIN...
by The Film Geek Guy on Jul 20, 2016

Here are the 8 feature films in Cinemalaya 2016

The eight films included in the feature film line-up of this year's Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival are finally announced. Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching (Directed by Inna Salazar and Dos Ocampo)A religious man who does petty crimes, PONCHI...
by The Film Geek Guy on Jul 20, 2016

Singapore Film Festival, 2016 - Press Release

A Potpourri of Vestiges FeatureEclectic line-up at the Singapore Film Festival showcases the island-country’s creative talents The festival will feature an omnibus film by seven top directors, a whimsical documentary on street performers, and a s...
by A Potpourri of Vestiges on Jul 11, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: Ma’ Rosa

In rare cases, movies do blur the distinction between film and reality. Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ Rosa does just that as it explores the story of a family living in the slums of Manila. Troy Espiritu creates a screenplay with a compelling...
by The Little Binger on Jul 7, 2016

World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016 Awards: Full List of Winners

The World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016 has revealed its winners in an Awards Night held at Cinematheque Centre Manila on July 3, 2016. It was a celebration of cinema and camaraderie as filmmakers and guests from all over the world gathered tog...
by The Intersections & Beyond on Jul 4, 2016

Quintin Cu-Unjieng talk more about World Premieres Film Festival 2016

The 3rd World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) celebrates the power and magic of film by featuring a dazzling array of human narratives and cultural diversities, providing a unique opportunity for talented international and local filmmakers to reach ne...
by axl powerhouse production on Jun 20, 2016

194. Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s Farsi/Persian language film “Taxi” (2015), based on his own original screenplay: Very interesting subject but intriguing cinematic docu-fiction.

The difficult Kafkaesque conditions for the intellectuals and the financially insecure in Iran discussed in Taxi are indeed very real. I have visited Iran several times and therefore I have seen it all first-hand. You do not encounter beggars but it...
by Movies that make you think on Jun 19, 2016

Skopes’ New Commuter Suit at House of Fraser & Win an iPad Mini 2 worth £219

My husband works from home so it's rare I get see him in a suit which is a shame as I love a man in a suit, with a beard. For those of you who read my Cannes Film Festival post featuring Ryan Gosling, you'll know the love for suits, beards and hot me...
by Honest Mum on Jun 17, 2016

Dagsin Write-up by Cinemalaya

The Cinemalaya Film Festival posted this write-up on their fan page...   --Image courtesy of Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc.
by Atomic Vision on Jun 13, 2016

Ma’ Rosa in Philippine theaters in July

After garnering acclaim at the recent Cannes film festival, Ma'Rosa has quickly gained the interest of Filipino movie-goers. But how many of us really would be interested in watching this film? Brillante Ma. Mendoza's latest offering, "Ma' Rosa" t...
by Lifestyle Manila on Jun 11, 2016

Chanel Beauty Looks from Cannes 2016 You’ll Want to Try Right Now!

From Kristen Stewart to Lily Rose Depp, from bold red lips to no makeup makeup, here are the best hair and makeup looks from Cannes 2016 you’ll want to try! Hey glamorous! It’s been days since the Cannes Film Festival took place, and we&#...
by ShilpaAhuja.com on Jun 8, 2016

The Indian Dancer @ Cannes 2016

Well Cannes was in news and will always be in news however I have a right reason to share. This year saw many talented personalities walk down the asile Cannes is a wonderful place to be and see the world differently and one such thing happened this...
by SunnySlice on Jun 5, 2016


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