This film starts off innocently enough with a lullaby and ends with a fairy tale but the plot that unfolds in between is anything but smooth and harmonious.
With nice supporting work from Mitchell Lewis and Gustav von Seyffertitz (I just love the sound of that man's name!), The Docks of New York proved to be a highly atmospheric surprise.
Sometimes there is that movie that reaches out and grabs us and we may be ashamed when someone asks about your favorite movie. For me, that is the 1980 film Somewhere in Time: a romantic tale of time-crossed lovers. Now Ken Davenport is bringing that story to the stage as a musical.
"Yeah, but he was shot in the back of the head in a playground in Brooklyn back in 2011. You didn't know?" That was how my involvement with the 2013 Envision Film program began this past April.
Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.
Two documentaries screened during the 2013 CAAMFest did a surprisingly thorough job of showing how, despite its rapid urbanization, China is filled with people whose challenges are embodied by the age-old tale of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
The revival of Cambodia's rich and unique cultural heritage has fueled the country's impressive recovery from the Khmer Rouge's genocide of 1975-79. This message rang unmistakably true as the Season of Cambodia has dazzled New York audiences.
In all the fuss over Veronica Mars and Zach Braff raising millions of dollars on Kickstarter, people are getting stuck in the trees and missing the forest. The crowd-funding/Kickstarter movement in general is changing the fundamental paradigm of film financing from "investing" in films to "donating" to them.
Togetherness sounds cute but can often be quite challenging. Four short films screened at the 2013 San Francisco CAAMFest show four very different approaches to companionship.
As All My Children and One Life to Live recently joined the ever changing world of technology by taking to the web, I wanted to talk to three very unique New Yorkers that have been in the web series game for a while.
Just as we look forward to the next compelling "Star Trek" movie and new adventures in outer space, a new frontier is emerging: inner space. IBM scientists have turned the problem on itself, tackling one of the world's largest big data challenges in the smallest way -- one atom at a time. In fact, the folks at Guinness World Records have certified the movie as the "World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film."
There's an old saying that "knowledge is power." However, long before anyone had written up a job description for an "intellectual property" lawyer, people were battling over who should and should not have access to knowledge.
Yes New Orleans, Louisiana is steeped in history, culture, fine arts and friendly gregarious people. And all those ingredients seem to peak every Apr...
Though the peaceful occupation at Zucotti Park has ended, The Occupy Love film documents how the seeds of The Occupy Movement have sprouted and converged into a Global Super Movement.
On May 2nd, a new bastion will be established in the fight for fright: cloaked in white, brooding in the mountains, and full of everything that's not today's craven horror monstrosities: The Stanley Film Festival, your new Colorado home for independent horror cinema.