As I started to learn more about the PUFF Festival and Gina Wong, I realized that her insistence upon the appearance of an artist from the other side of the globe for the world premier of a low budget indie rock opera art film should not come as a surprise.
There aren't many actresses -- make that "artists" -- that would slip into a Cuckoo bird outfit in an effort to illuminate the lesser-known facts about the animal kingdom, but thank goodness Isabellla Rossellini is up for it.
For many, Jake Eberts was a ray of hope, inspiration, and admiration. He served humankind by giving back and physically showing so much about the world in which we live. He was a legend yet Hollywood missed an opportunity to recognize his accomplishments.
Sam Rockwell is one of the funniest, most original and compelling actors working in films today. And one of the most underrated, in terms of awards or the kind of big-budget roles that turn someone into a star.
As a woman in an industry that is dominated by men, I was delighted to see that for the first time ever, women made half of the 16 U.S. competition dramas at Sundance. Women produced, directed, wrote and starred in some of the most powerful films at the festival.
Allow women to soar in their own right, to cultivate themselves under their own standards, to be people of their own making. Only when women have these simple civil liberties will we see real developmental changes in the world.
For hardcore movie lovers, like myself, there is no month quite like January. Amidst the frenzy of Hollywood's movie award season, the snowy, scenic hamlet of Park City, Utah simultaneously hosts two of the world's finest independent film festivals
My favorite may have been A.C.O.D (which stands for Adult Children of Divorce). It's a rigorously funny and honest story of adult children and exasperation with their parents -- perhaps the best of its kind since David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster.