2024 Sundance Film Festival Announces 91 Projects Selected for the Feature Films, Episodic, and New Frontier Lineup for 40th Edition

It’s time to turn the calendar over and start the new film year with the announcement of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival program. This year’s roster, which will be covered here by Brian Tallerico, Robert Daniels, and Marya Gates, includes new projects by Steven Soderbergh, Richard Linklater, Jesse Eisenberg, Dawn Porter, Chris Smith, and hundreds more. … Read more

2024 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Led by American Fiction, May December and Past Lives | Festivals & Awards

Rounding out the Best Picture nominees are two more romances, Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” and Ira Sachs’ “Passages”, as well as Minhal Baig’s Chicago-set drama “We Grown Now.” Nominated for Best Documentary are “Bye Bye Tiberias,” “Four Daughters,” “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project,” “Kokomo City” and “The Mother of All Lies.” Best International … Read more

Colman Domingo to Receive the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival | Festivals & Awards

Bayard Rustin was the architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, but was largely overlooked. Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo as Rustin, the film shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam … Read more

War is Over short film from Peter Jackson and Sean Ono Lennon

Modern Beatles chronicler Peter Jackson partners with Sean Ono Lennon and Pixar’s Dave Mullins for War is Over music video from WETA Digital. So, this is Christmas, and Peter Jackson recently helmed the music video for the new Beatles song Now and Then, which controversially used AI to finish John Lennon’s vocals on the previously … Read more

The Sweet East movie review & film summary (2023)

“The Sweet East” has something of a plot following the adventures of Lillian (Talia Ryder), an independent high schooler from South Carolina who is flung from one bizarre piece of America to the next. At first, it’s a shooting at a pizza restaurant that echoes the real-life absurdity of Pizzagate. Lillian is separated from her … Read more

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé movie review (2023)

But as writer, director and producer of “Renaissance,” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter clearly cares very deeply about making sure that every single thing is perfect, both in the tour and in the film about the tour. Her quest for absolute excellence, for obsessing over details large and small, already was evident in “Homecoming,” the infectious Netflix documentary she … Read more

Candy Cane Lane movie review & film summary (2023)

Although it takes its time to embrace its magical premise, mostly in favor of building out the elaborate subplots for each of the Carver family members, once it gets into full on gonzo mode it’s the most delightfully deranged family film since “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” There’s seven swans swimming in the Carver’s … Read more

Silent Night movie review & film summary (2023)

Nobody speaks a full word of written dialogue. Characters grunt when they crash against a wall, get punched in the gut, or are struck by a car. They gasp or scream when they’re shot or tortured. You hear sound effects and soundscape noises throughout, such as wind, rain, footsteps, and traffic. There are pop songs with lyrics on the soundtrack, interspersed with … Read more